Ride the Hot Wind (1971)


Ride the Hot Wind is a 1971 film. It was made by Ted Kelly who was a good friend of Audie Murphy (one of the most decorated US soldiers of WWII).

In 1975, Kirk, Kelly, and several others of those involved in Ride The Hot Wind made My Name Is Legend.


Captain Gregory Shank is a Vietnam vet who has been imprisoned by the army for being responsible for a massacre during the war. After he’s released he tries to star fresh but employers fire him after they find out his past, he gets in brawls and he struggles to maintain a relationship. He falls in with some bikers. They go on a crime spree and the police assume Gregory is the ringleader.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Duke Kelly.
  • Producer(s): Duke Kelly, Rand Porter, and C.J. Ver Halen Jr.
  • Writer(s): Duke Kelly, Robert Linder, and Rand Porter.
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
  • Production: V/M Productions.
  • Distributor(s): Mariann Video (Sweden).
  • Release Date: 1971.
  • Running Time: 76 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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