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Joe Namath Was A Biker In C.C. And Company
« on: January 02, 2021, 06:10:05 PM »

C.C. & Company is a biker movie released in 1970 and stars Joe Namath and Ann Margret. Joe Namath plays C.C. Ryder, a motorcycle mechanic and member of the Head motorcycle club. The movie is basically about him and his relationship with other club members and his new love interest with Ann McClley played by Ann Margret. I thought the move was OK and a lot better than the Hells Angels movie from the same time period starring Jack Nicholson. IMDb gave it a score of 4.9 out of 10 stars.

Even if your not into the movie I think it's worth watching to see all the different motorcycles from the 1960's and early 70's. There were no stock Harley Davidson motorcycles, but several Head club members rode choppers powered by Harley Davidson Flathead, Shovelhead and Panhead engines. There was even a trike powered by a Harley Davidson Flathead engine. A few choppers were powered by Triumph twins. Mid way through the film, C.C Ryder competes in a motocross race and you get to see two stroke powered dirt bikes from Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Hodaka, and Yamaha. Seeing a pack of two stroke powered motorcycles competing in an official motocross race is something you will probably never see again in USA unless it's a race for vintage motorcycles.

C.C & Company is available to watch on YouTube for free. The best version of the film was uploaded in different parts and I will link to them below.

Side Note: I don't think this film was possible two years earlier because the Hays Code put restrictions on what Hollywood could produce. The Hays Code was meant to protect the viewer and society, but Hollywood considered it unnecessary censorship and they managed to get the Code replaced in 1968. 51 years later I think we're in a better position to answer the question about unnecessary censorship. Some reasons why the Hays Code would prevent this film from being released are:

  • Scenes of passion should only appear where necessary, and should not be explicit.
  • Crime and immorality could never be portrayed in a positive light
  • Methods of committing crime could not be explicitly presented

Another interesting note is this film is too white. Too many white actors in this one, and it would never meet diversity standards to be released today.

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C.C. & Company movie Part 1

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C.C. & Company movie Part 2

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C.C. & Company movie Part 3 (some nudity)

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C.C. & Company movie Part 4
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