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 »
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
The film was initially refused a UK cinema certificate in 1966 and eventually passed with cuts in 1972. Later video and DVD releases were fully uncut. See more »
A nurse that is assaulted by a biker wearing wraparound sunglasses is asked to identify him by looking through a book of mugshots. She finds his mugshot and he's wearing the same wraparounds in the photo. No police department would ever allow someone to wear such a disguise while being photographed. See more »
Everything you love about kitschy, youth-oriented drive-in 60s film fare is here: acting as wooden as teak; insane California biker culture; Nancy Sinatra in a mini; music that tried hard to be hip but was plainly written and performed by 42-year-old session men; tough-as-nails babes with Aqua Net-petrified hair. This is one of those movies that is so bad it has become a classic. Certainly one that Peter Fonda would probably have liked to forget at one time, the pairing of he and Nancy has entered it the pantheon of truly good bad movies. The lines are hilarious, Michael J. Pollard embodies 60s method coolness while Bruce Dern is at his ominous best ... this is why our parents forbade us to leave Minnesota in '66! Get it from NetFlix, invite some friends who appreciate the best of the bad and prepare for a truly great experience!
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