Getcher Motor Running! On-Air Film Review of ‘The Bikeriders’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 20th, reviewing “The Bikeriders,” a new motorcycle gang film directed by Jeff Nichols (“Mud”). In theaters on June 21st.

The film has a stellar cast, with great biker names. Benny (Austin Butler), Johnny (Tom Hardy), Zipco (Michael Shannon, natch), Funny Sunny (Noman Reedus), Cockroach (Emory Cohen) and love interest Kathy (Jodie Comer). Set in the 1960s, it follows the rise of the Vandals MC, a Chicago outlaw motorcycle club. Their adventures are seen through the lives of its members and their families, and the club evolves over the course of a decade from a surrogate family for local outcasts into a violent organized crime syndicate.

The Bikeriders
Photo credit: Focus Features

Patrick McDonald of reviewed “The Bikeriders” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, June 20th, 2024 (Correction: It’s Austin Butler, not Austin Powers. Hahaha) …

“The Bikeriders” is in theaters on June 21st. Featuring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Norman Reedus and Jodie Comer. Screenplay adapted and directed by Jeff Nichols. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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