The Wild Angels/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Roger Corman actually used several members of the real Hell's Angels as extras.
- Actress Laura Dern (daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd) was conceived during the movie shoot. Growing up, she sometimes showed people who asked about her parents a still of them in their biker outfits.
- Co-writer Peter Bogdanovich (Targets, The Last Picture Show) directed most of the 2nd Unit footage in the film.
- The Hells Angels brought a $5-million defamation lawsuit against Roger Corman for what they perceived as a negative portrayal of their image.
- George Chakiris was originally hired by Roger Corman to play "Black Jack" (later changed to "Heavenly Blues" by Peter Fonda), but insisted that a stunt double do his motorcycle driving so Corman replaced him with Fonda who was originally cast as "Loser".
- The quote "we wanna get loaded...." was used by Primal Scream as the intro to their song "Loaded", which was first released in 1991 on the album "Screamadelica"