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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Poe's Trailer Trash: Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

Before Robert Blake was on the wrong side of the law he was the shortest motorcycle cop on the force while patrolling the Arizona desert in Electra Glide in Blue. A failure with critics when first released, the film has garnered a cult following in recent years and is now considered a forgotten cop classic from the early 70s. Featuring a great performance from Blake, a wild motorcycle chase and wonderful soundtrack, Electra Glide in Blue was the only film to be directed by record producer James William Guercio. The ending is a shocker.