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Release Date:
25 May 1984 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
Sworn to Fun...Loyal to None!!! See more »
Plot:
Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Willem Dafoe ... Vance
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
Leslie Kribbs Jr. ... Wino
Don Tilly ... Cook
Herbie Benton ... Customer at diner
Isaiah Houston ... Old man at pipeline
Charles Robertson ... Old man at pipeline
Cliff Hall ... Children at pipeline
Chris Johnson ... Children at pipeline
Michael Gorgick ... Truck driver in diner
Ned Lambert ... Man outside package store
Freddie West ... Package store owner
Earl Jackson ... Card player at package store
Oscar Waycaster ... G.I. in lounge
Michael Birnes ... Customer in lounge
Robin Davis ... Customer in lounge
Allan Hunt ... Customer in lounge
George Logan ... Customer in lounge
Virginia Logan ... Customer in lounge
Nicholas Warf ... Customer in lounge
Paul Williams ... Customer in lounge
Mary-Ann Monforton ... Customer in lounge (as Mary Ann Monforton)
Wallace Melton ... Customer in lounge
Huey Dixon ... Customer in lounge
John Cottes ... Bartender
Edward McDuffie ... Redneck
C. Alan Rawlins ... Local Youth (as Alan Rawlins)

Directed by
Kathryn Bigelow 
Monty Montgomery 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kathryn Bigelow 
Monty Montgomery 

Produced by
A. Kitman Ho .... producer
Grafton Nunes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Gordon 
 
Cinematography by
Doyle Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Nancy Kanter 
 
Production Design by
Lilly Kilvert 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Tyler .... key hair stylist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Kupersmith .... key grip
 
Location Management
Clayton Townsend .... location manager
 
Music Department
Artie Kaplan .... music coordinator
John Lurie .... composer: additional music
Tim Wisner .... music arranger
 

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Runtime:
Sweden:82 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2015) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Debut feature film directed by Kathryn Bigelow (but co-directed with Monty Montgomery).See more »
Quotes:
Vance:[Voiceover] - I'm a regular joe. I've got an itch between my legs, and an afternoon for a heart.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Bad Sister (1983) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want To Be WantedSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Loveless, 6 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

Kathryn Bigelow's first feature, as well as Willem Dafoe's first credited role. Dafoe plays a 1950's biker who rolls into a small Georgia town en route to Daytona and meets up with some biker friends. The locals treat them with a mixture of fascination and contempt. But this isn't EASY RIDER or THE WILD ONE... its moody atmosphere plays more like a meeting of Kenneth Anger and David Lynch. Eerie bright colors, an aura of sleazy cool, homoerotic imagery, long lingering shots, smoky score and hip soundtrack. I found it fascinating and it unexpectedly drew me into its world. Some of the performances are weak and some of the writing is corny, but ultimately these flaws just add to the sense of iconography at play, a kind of mythical recreation of archetypes from another time. These characters (both the bikers and the townsfolk) are indeed "loveless", living without drive, detachedly picking up cheap kicks wherever they can. I really enjoyed watching this stylish, elegiac film.

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