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The Wild Angels (1966)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  20 July 1966 (USA)
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Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve ... See full summary »

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Mike 'Monkey'
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Dear John
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Momma Monahan
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Frankenstein
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Suzie
Gina Grant
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Thomas - Mortician
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Storyline

Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ends up in the hospital. When the Angels bust him out, he dies, and they bury him. Nancy Sinatra plays Mike, Blues' "old lady" and Diane Ladd plays Loser's wife (Dern's real-life wife at the time). The plot is basically a buildup to the last half-hour of the film in which Loser's funeral becomes another wild party. Written by alfiehitchie

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug-related material | See all certifications »
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20 July 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All the Fallen Angels  »

Box Office

Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,500,000 (USA)
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The Hells Angels brought a $5-million defamation lawsuit against Roger Corman for what they perceived as a negative portrayal of their image. See more »

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Quotes

Medic: [said jokingly to girl dancing] Hey, don't get none of that on me!
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The Unknown Rider
Written by Mike Curb and Davie Allan
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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Typical Corman
9 February 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film had it all; sex, drugs and rock and roll. This is the trademark of all of Corman's films. Another trademark with this type of film is the fact that he, and other low-budget directors, rely on the children of Hollywood legends (Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra) to attract an audience. This is an okay film, and the Peter Bogdanovich's script is pretty decent. The only thing though is that it relied too much on the action to carry the story. Also, the women in this film are mainly used as window dressing. In fact, I don't think Nancy Sinatra had more than ten lines of dialogue in the whole picture. At least Dianne Ladd had more to say. However, the thing I loved the most about the film is the score, which was one of the first examples of what would become heavy metal.


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