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The Wild Angels (1966)

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The "Angles", a San Pedro motorcycle gang, parties in the Coachella Valley's Palm Springs Indian Canyons, California, and wreaks havoc with the local police.

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Thomas - Mortician
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Storyline

Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of the Angels, a motorcycle gang from San Pedro, California; 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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Dear John... The 'Hog Stomper' whose God is speed... He had a bath once but he didn't like it. See more »

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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)  »

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All the Fallen Angels  »

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Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$6,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Actress Laura Dern (daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd) was conceived during the movie shoot. Growing up, she sometimes showed people who asked about her parents a still of them in their biker outfits. See more »

Goofs

The last bike of the funeral procession has a flat rear tire. 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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Referenced in Wanderlust (2006) See more »

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Blues' Theme
Written by Mike Curb and Davie Allan
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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Truly God-awful. Don't miss it.
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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