Well, imho, there is a huge difference between what I am calling a movie (wild one, ER, etc…)
And a documentary . Which of course is what OAS is.
The Academy (which sucks these days) has separate award for documentaries . I don’t think a documentary ever won best picture or perhaps even nominated for one.
So it always kind of irked me when I hear OAS referred to as the best moto movie of all time.
Personally I think Marlon and Lee actually created American the motorcycle culture which endures to this day.
Of course they got help along the way by the AMA (which also sucks) when they came up with the 1% jive .
Think about the size of the “cruiser” (I hate that segment name. It sucks) market over the last 40 years .
Norton High Rider anyone? Victory High Ball?
Anybody whom ever ran straight pipes on a sportster or 6 over tubes on their BSA or CB750 owes it all to Brando inc.
That’s not to say that OAS isn’t a great watch . I like it better now than I did years ago . It’s excellent .
But the best moto movie ever? I question that .
You meat some of the nicest behinds behind bars