The Last American Outlaw

September 8, 2012

All Posts, News, Reviews

The Aging Rebel mentioned Nick Mead’s documentary The Last American Outlaw in an article last month about George Christie’s federal racketeering case. If you missed that article you can read it here.

Mead is still editing the final cut of the film but he finished the first trailer two days ago. If you are not familiar with Mead’s work the trailer reveals a little about Mead’s sentiments and artistic style.

If you are biker you might want to turn it up. Then let it run.

Even federal prosecutors and agents are sure to notice already that they will not be the heroes of this film. And, they may take comfort that The Last American Outlaw is not being produced for Discovery. So it will be probably go unnoticed by the sophisticated viewers who are sure to adore the forthcoming documentaries Discovery has commissioned in the last two months about the Mongols (from the Australian company Beyond Productions) and “the murder of Cynthia Garcia and its link to Operation Black Biscuit (from Lion Television U.S.)” Mead’s film is more likely to find its audience among the unimportant rubes who will see it in little hick towns like Park City, Telluride, Venice and Cannes.


, ,

26 Responses to “The Last American Outlaw”

  1. Glenn S. Says:

    Rebel says: “Mead’s film is more likely to find its audience among the unimportant rubes who will see it in little hick towns like Park City, Telluride, Venice and Cannes”

    And Greenville, SC, which seems well represented here! But I have to say, the trailer speaks a little more to the abstract than my mind easily wraps around. My metaphysical friends tell me I’m too rooted in the physical plane and the region of concrete thought to be comfortable in the region of abstract thought.

  2. Va.Bob Says:

    I look forward to watching this flick.That said,that was one of the sorriest trailers ever made,what with the lack of footage.

  3. Paladin Says:

    I can appreciate the fact that this isn’t going to be a Lionsgate or Malpaso Production. However, I sure hope this is not the harbinger of what’s to come.

  4. Base Says:

    The trailer was interesting, not sure why but the Blairwitch film popped in my mind. It would be nice to see a real documentry about a club or patch holder, with out any spin. And hell anytime they don’t have a hero that sits there with lie writen on their face how they sacrficed so much of them selves and walk through the garden of evil.

    Because after watching discovery’s biker shows,,,,

    {J-Bird sure you never did drugs or got high & BQ your sneaky devil you,,, scooping that dope into your hand, you never looked wired in any of that film) “Allow pause for BS absorbtion”

    Would be nice to watch a real documentry, but experience has shown often when the cameras roll shit starts to spin. Not saying in any way that is what this film would do and hope it does not.

    But like everything will appraoch it with open mind and see what it offers up for an old scooter tramp. Thats if it comes into theater here, if not will catch it online or rent it when released…

    Keep your knees in da breez,,,,oh ,,, and ride safe.

  5. One Eye Says:

    As esoteric as the trailer was, I look forward to seeing the documentary. Perhaps it will be a refreshing change from trailers that contain the only good scenes of the movie.


    Maybe he’d be better doing a radio show??!!

  7. Fuzz Says:

    The trailer’s a piece of crap so I anit wastin $8 to the rest of it.

  8. RLG Says:

    “see it in little hick towns like Park City, Telluride, Venice and Cannes”

    Rebel, you won’t get on HBO that way!

  9. BigV Says:

    The whole point of the trailer is that the trailer is all the fuzz, all the noise, all the bullshit, all the distortion that the media lays on those of us who are a part of the subculture. The last few seconds where it gets clear is meant to say the documentary is going to clear that up and try to honestly show what kind of man George Christie is- and by proxy, what kind of people we are.

    Good luck to Mr. Christie. I hate to see anyone jammed up.

  10. Glenn S. Says:

    Yes, good luch Mr. Christie. And I will watch the movie. I’ve heard Mr. Christie speak before (Hells Angels Forever, I think), and he’s a damn good communicator.

  11. Vikingtrotter Says:

    Honestly, I thought my PC’s was buffering the video and letting the audio run on because there was so much black screen. I guess i’m just a fellow unsophisticate.

  12. Rebel Says:

    Dear One Eye,

    Yeah, I thought it was an interesting trailer and an interesting movie. I know it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but then neither am I.


  13. Chesty Says:


    Do you know what kind of timeline they are looking at to finish up editing and release it to the public? I’d definitely like to see it but I’m guessing it will probably have to be one I find on the internet or DVD cause the theatres here will be booked with vampire, superhero and romantic comedy movies… oh joy….

  14. 10Guage Says:

    Well fuck me…

    I liked it..something different and I agree with BigV…..the beginning is all fucked and unclear because of the bullshit second hand information distorted by the media…then at the end it clears to say thisfilm will clear up the misconceptions and it will come strait from the horses mouth. I hope for their sake they can deliver. I will check it out. But I probably would have whether I liked the trailer or not.

  15. RLG Says:

    I think the 2nd trailer will be what we expect. It is usual to release a short teaser before a standard movie trailer.

    I hope this gets picked up by NetFlix.

  16. Rebel Says:

    Dear Chesty,

    Mead is working on the edit now. I don’t know how he is going to market it. Little, niche films like this one usually get shown at film festivals first. Then the New York Times notices them. Then about a year later they make it to an art house theater or HBO.

    I’ve seen a rough cut of the film and what I liked about it the best was a lot of footage of George Christie and his wife talking about what it is like to go through one of these federal cases. Both the husband and wife are articulate and bright and I think they can shine a light on the ordeal of federal justice for people who would otherwise never know what it entails.

    It probably will never reach a mass market. It is deliberately an art film. But, because of that I think it has a chance to reach an “elite” audience that would otherwise never give a second thought to what federal prosecutors do to motorcycle club members abd their families. It is not aimed at me or you but it might do you and me some good. And, I was just happy to see a “serious and important” film maker look at somebody like George Christie kindly and sympathetically.

    That’s why I’ve been talking the film up. I want to enourage more of this and less of the stuff the Discovery Network runs. And, oh yeah, I’m in it briefly — saying a couple of words about whay I think the feds are trying to screw with Christie. That’s my disclosure. I didn’t get paid and have nothing to do with the film other than I run my mouth in it briefly. It is about Christie. I thought trying to stick up for him a little bit was worth an afternoon of my time. Mead found me. That’s how I learned about the film.


  17. One Eye Says:

    Dear Rebel,
    I like things that provoke some thought as opposed to those that pander to the lowest common denominator.

    Rebel said,”I know it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea but then neither am I.”
    Not me, I’m adorable and everybody LOVES me and I’m everybody’s cup of tea. See, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.

  18. Base Says:

    One Eye,,,

    Damn there maybe hope,, two laughs from me in one morning,,,first from KK joke in the saloon,,, now your comment about “denial”.

    It’s gonna be a good day,,,,,thanks,,,

    Ride Safe….

  19. One Eye Says:

    @Base: Cheers, man! I hope you have a great one.

  20. Fuzz Says:

    OK..gues I’m too redneck to recognize the “Film Art” or whatever. If the second trailer is more my speed, maybe I’ll go catch the flick when comes to my hick town.

  21. you know Says:

    really….move on…your a has been now dumb ass

  22. Richard rodriguez Says:

    love at the begining you clap sound goes far and at the end your wife like snaps you into her arms when she seem you had a bit to much on your mide,great cant wait to see the movie gonna be a good one.

  23. Sieg Says:

    A has-been?

    Ain’t nobody who has ever earned a Patch from a 1% club ever a “has-been”. They might retire, they might get too old to ride, they might be too fucked-up physically to ride, but they still did what they did, even if you were shittin green when they did it. Can’t anything change that, and they still rate the same respect they did when they were rompin n stompin.


  24. (btb) back to basics Says:

    to Sieg…
    September 19th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    people like “you know” will never understand. They are and have always been “wanna be’s”.

  25. Caballo Blanco Says:

    Metaphysical, abstract, physical plane?

    Hurray for the director & their ‘artistic’ exploits yet I like raw, real, no spin zone tell it like it is with factual everything data for the viewers, us, to decide.

    Conclusions drawn on Non-fictional documentaries are the responsibilities of the individual viewers, not self absorbed, narcissistic directors & authorities of what we should think or feel after watching. Inspite of ones educational achievements most view points are based on their outlook, their ideals of how shit SHOULD be vs. how it actually is.

    Let’s hit play & see what we get. Anything gotta be better than the next thrilling crapsode of S.O.A.

    P.S. How about a list of biker inspired movies from A-Z we should all see, both fictional & Non ?


Leave a Reply