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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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J. Don Ferguson ...
Tarver
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Lawrence Matarese ...
La Ville
Danny Rosen ...
Ricky
Phillip Kimbrough ...
Hurley
Ken Call ...
Buck
Elizabeth Gans ...
Margaret Jo Lee ...
Evie
John King ...
John
Bob Hannah ...
Sid
Jane Berman ...
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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The film was originally titled "US 17" after the highway in Georgia where it takes place. Distributors renamed it "Breakdown" for its worldwide premiere at a film festival in Switzerland. See more »

Quotes

Vance: [Voiceover]
  • I'm a regular joe. I've got an itch between my legs, and an afternoon for a heart.

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Calypso 17 Theme
Written by Robert Gordon
Arranged by Tim Wisner (as Jim Wisner) and Robert Gordon
Music Coordinator Artie Kaplan (as Art Kaplan)
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Not bad for a first attempt
1 May 1999 | by 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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