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The Losers
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Release Date:
29 October 1971 (West Germany) See more »
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It's The "Dirty Bunch" on Wheels! See more »
Plot:
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A pretty tedious affair See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Smith ... Link Thomas
Bernie Hamilton ... Capt. Jackson

Adam Roarke ... Duke
Houston Savage ... Dirty Denny
Eugene Cornelius ... Speed (as Gene Cornelius)

Paul Koslo ... Limpy

John Garwood ... Sgt. Winston
Ana Corita ... Kim Sue
Lillian Margarejo ... Suriya
Paraluman ... Mama-San
Paul Nuckles ... Kowalski
Ronald C. Ross ... Lt. Hayworth (as Ronnie Ross)
Armando Lucero ... Screw
Fran Dinh Hy ... Charlie
Vic Diaz ... Diem-Nuc

Alan Caillou ... Albanian (as Allan Caillou)
Paquito Salcedo ... Tac Houn
Hernan Robles ... Inspector
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Von Deming ... Shillick (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Extra (uncredited)
Dan Kemp ... Maj. Thomas (uncredited)
Monica Phillips ... Black Baby (uncredited)

Jack Starrett ... Chet Davis (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Starrett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Caillou 

Produced by
Vicente Nayve .... associate producer
Joe Solomon .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
 
Cinematography by
Nonong Rasca 
 
Film Editing by
Richard K. Brockway  (as Richard Brockway)
James Moore 
 
Casting by
Pearl Kempton 
 
Production Design by
Hernado Balon 
 
Makeup Department
Carmelita Sioson .... hair stylist
Ricardo Villamin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Vicente Nayve .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hernan Robles .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Hernado Balon .... set construction (as Hernando Balon)
Eduardo Urbano .... property master
 
Sound Department
Tinoy Corpuz .... boom operator
Jose Nidea Jr. .... cable person
Levy Principe .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Joe Zomar .... special effects (as Joe Zoomar)
 
Stunts
Gary McLarty .... bike stunts
Paul Nuckles .... bike stunts
Bobby Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Von Deming .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ronald C. Ross .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Baltonado .... gaffer
Mario Cardona .... key grip (as Mario Carmona)
Hermo Santos .... camera operator (as Ermo Santos)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicente Cabrera .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Stu Phillips .... conductor
 
Other crew
Lopezinio Juban .... armory department chief (as Major Lopecino Juban)
Tom Moore .... script supervisor
Phill Norman .... titles
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"The Losers" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Goofs:
Factual errors: The Sgt. describes the submachine gun as a "Swedish 9 mm". It is in fact a Danish "Madsen M-50" smg.See more »
Quotes:
Link Thomas:If only one of us wants to break out of his life you make a criminal out of him!
Limpy:Come on, Link. Forget it! We will not get alive out of here!
Chet Davis:No! They will kill us all and nobody will care!
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
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A pretty tedious affair, 11 August 2012
Author: tomgillespie2002 from United Kingdom

The biker film was a staple of American exploitation cinema in the late 1960's, culminating in the "generation defining" studio funded classic, Easy Rider (1969). What we have here is somewhat of a genre mash up, placing a bunch of Californian bikers in the midst of an "exotic" war zone. Five gang members, led by Link (William Smith), are employed by the CIA, sent into the heart of darkness in Vietnam, to rescue a captured agent, Chet Davis (played here by director Jack Starrett - who most will recognise as the vicious police officer, Galt, from First Blood (1982)).

The first hour of the film is spent with the gang as they integrate into a small village, basically brawling, f*****g, drinking and fomenting relationships with the all-too-easy ladies. It is a completely ludicrous premise; OK so perhaps this gang of low-life's were more expendable than the troops being sent out daily, but it is hard to believe. That being said, this is exploitation cinema at its most ridiculous.

The action accelerates in the last reel, as the bikers infiltrate a camp, their bikes armed to the teeth, but the action is repetitive, and with little merit: Bikes jump, huts blow up. Besides this though, some of the characters are likable enough, with their dialogue of clichéd, counter-cultural hyperbole, but it doesn't really save a pretty tedious affair - perhaps the trailer was exciting, so maybe you should just see that. Like all exploitation films of the time that were set in exotic climates, this was of course filmed in the Philippines (where filming is cheap!).

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