Hells Angels - an American Nightmare

Called the "underside of the American dream" and "an American nightmare," the Hell's Angels have been fixtures in American culture since 1948. Yet their role remains unclear: are they libertines or criminals?

Discover the origins of biking clubs in the '40s and see how The Wild One defined the rebels of the '50s. Witness the infamous Gypsy Tour of the '60s and the international proliferation of Hell's Angels in the '70s. Hear about their influence on pop-culture and their surprising sense of patriotism. Trace the legendary leadership of Sonny Barger, who transformed the club into a brotherhood. Hell's Angels offers an insider glimpse into the world of mythic renegades, rebels, and bikers who have eluded categorization for the past half-century.