Spunky Sheila, her equally perky sister Sherry, and their sheltered virginal pal Priss are a trio of bored thrill-seekers from Colorado who decide to embark on a cross country motorcycle trip to the California coast. During their eventful pilgrimage Priss gets raped, our trio have two of their bikes stolen, and they encounter a colorful assortment of folks on the side of the road such as a sassy fat black mama, a pervy cop, a sinister dope pusher and his hophead girlfriend, and even some sleazy peeping tom in a pick-up truck with a skull and crossbones painted on the side.
Directors John Arnoldy and Peter Perry Jr. keep the enjoyable episodic narrative zipping along at a snappy pace, astutely capture a delightfully breezy'n'easy carefree vibe (you'll have a hard time getting the jaunty country theme song "Cruisin' Down the Road" out of your head), and sprinkle in a satisfying smattering of tasty bare female skin for extra good trashy measure. Granted, Loraine Ferris, Daphne Lawrence, and Deborah Marcus may not be the most capable of actresses, but they nonetheless make for very attractive, appealing, and animated protagonists just the same. Ron Garcia's sunny cinematography offers a wealth of picturesque visuals. The surprise bummer ending packs a startling nihilistic punch. A real vintage 70's grindhouse cinema blast.
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Three teenage girls run away from home because they have become jaded by their lives, and their dream is to see the ocean in California. Along the way they face getting drugged, raped and attacked by outlaw bikers. They finally make it to the beach and the peeping-tom pervert from the opening scene blows them away with a shotgun. Then their ghosts dance together in the surf. This movie not only illustrates some of the bad things that can happen to youth on the road, it also shows that no matter how much you travel, no matter how street-wise you become, you don't even have to leave home to be victimized. Their death followed them halfway across the country from their hometown. It was a very sad ending, and the silence as they died made it very surreal, adding to the effect. Watching this movie will produce many mixed emotions. —Christina Dunigan
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April 15, 2022 at 06:43 PM