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The Wild Angels (1966)

 -  Drama | Action  -  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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Cast

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Mike 'Monkey'
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Joe 'Loser' Kearns
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Gaysh
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Dear John
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Medic
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Pigmy
Lou Procopio ...
Joint
Joan Shawlee ...
Momma Monahan
Marc Cavell ...
Frankenstein
Coby Denton ...
Bull Puckey
Frank Maxwell ...
Preacher
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Suzie
Gina Grant
Art Baker ...
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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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 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 »

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During the funeral procession, one of the bikers glances into the camera. See more »

Quotes

Heavenly Blues: We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to ride. We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man! ... And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time... We are gonna have a party.
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Loser's Lament
Written by Mike Curb
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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not a bad movie for a first attempt
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

it had been many years since,The Wild Ones had been made with Brando.Hollywood disdained biker movies,there for, good writers were not going to have their name linked to one.the actors in this made it on a lark.they went to party and have fun.they knew they wasn't making any sort of an epic.but in a way they did.people who went to see this didn't care about the script or story line.this was a movie made with people from their generation,and not the same Hollywood old guard.so in many ways this started a trend in Hollywood of making movies,for the young adults,that wasn't Frankie and Annete on the beach.I personally like this movie,and see it to just have fun,not to learn any thing.I know the story is b.s.but it's got bikes,babes, partying,and dudes acting like horse's asses,how can you go wrong?


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