Janne the Director’s Favorite Rare Movies Top 100 List #20: Electra Glide In Blue (1973)
20. Electra Glide In Blue [DVD] (1973)
Once upon a long time ago Robert Blake wasn’t just “the white OJ”.
He is one of my favorite actors of all time, I used to watch him preach to kids on the street corners why drugs are bad on every episode of Baretta because Blake knew how to deliver lines.
He was also the ugly James Dean of the 70’s.
This is the ultimate biker cop movie, a genre wish they did more of. Personally I’m sick and tired of all the cop movies these days – but that is mostly because we are drowning in shitty gimmicky cop shows on TV. But here you get the cool detective aspects from a cop movie and the danger in some great bike chases (fuck car chases) and Robert Blake as the biggest badass cop ever on wheels.
Actually, he might be the shortest cop ever… but that’s besides the point.
And then there is that end… that I won’t spoil for you. But it’s the most iconic image ever. I used to have that on a t-shirt but lost it somehow in a drunk daze between a BBQ-lunch at a neighbor and waking up with a hot bowl of soup on a grassy field… in Denmark.
PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 21. Twisted Nerve (1968)