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The Loveless (1981)

R | | Drama | 25 May 1984 (Sweden)
Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Gordon ...
Davis
Marin Kanter ...
Telena
J. Don Ferguson ...
Tarver
Tina L'Hotsky ...
Sportster Debbie
Lawrence Matarese ...
La Ville
Danny Rosen ...
Ricky
Phillip Kimbrough ...
Hurley
Ken Call ...
Buck
Elizabeth Gans ...
Augusta
Margaret Jo Lee ...
Evie
John King ...
John
Bob Hannah ...
Sid
Jane Berman ...
Lady in T-Bird
A.B. Calloway ...
Truck driver in diner
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Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

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Sworn to Fun...Loyal to None!!! See more »

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Debut feature film directed by Kathryn Bigelow (but co-directed with Monty Montgomery). See more »

Quotes

Vance: [Voiceover]
  • You never can tell on a day like this- things could be goin' jake one minute, then, presto- before you know it, you're history.



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Featured in The Bad Sister (1983) See more »

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Relentless
Performed and Written by Eddy Dixon
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Not bad for a first attempt
1 May 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Kathryn Bigelow's first film as a director. It's a superior biker flick, with the characteristic Bigelow gloss already visible. Don't remember much of the plot, but there are scenes - mostly between Dafoe and the eerily underage-looking Marin Kanter - that have stayed with me ever since I saw it years ago. Violent and sexy and almost too cool for its own good, with a rockabilly soundtrack by Robert Gordon and lots of long tracking shots of glossy cars and bikes. Worth watching, and one of Dafoe's less stunned performances (he really is much better on stage.)


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