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The Losers (1970)

A quintet of CIA-trained Hells Angels take their specially armored hogs to Cambodia and head across southeast Asia to rescue a captured presidential advisor.

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Jack Starrett

Writer:

Alan Caillou
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Smith ... Link Thomas
Bernie Hamilton ... Capt. Jackson
Adam Roarke ... Duke
Houston Savage Houston Savage ... Dirty Denny
Eugene Cornelius Eugene Cornelius ... Speed (as Gene Cornelius)
Paul Koslo ... Limpy
John Garwood ... Sgt. Winston
Anakorita Anakorita ... Kim Sue (as Ana Corita)
Lillian Margarejo Lillian Margarejo ... Suriya
Paraluman Paraluman ... Mama-San
Paul Nuckles Paul Nuckles ... Kowalski
Ronald C. Ross Ronald C. Ross ... Lt. Hayworth (as Ronnie Ross)
Armando Lucero Armando Lucero ... Screw
Fran Dinh Hy Fran Dinh Hy ... Charlie
Vic Diaz ... Diem-Nuc
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Storyline

Some bikers are hired by the CIA during the Vietnam War to rescue a captured agent from the clutches of the Red Chinese army. After a round of drinking, fighting, and whoring around, the cycle gang, led by Big Bill Smith, fix up their Yamahas with machine guns, grenades and armor plating, and storm the enemy camp. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Taglines:

Killers by Instinct...Mercenaries by Profession! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Nam's Angels See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fanfare Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A portion of this movie is seen in the Quentin Tarantino film, "Pulp Fiction." It is showing on the TV in the hotel room the morning after Butch's boxing match. See more »

Goofs

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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Featured in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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The Losers
Sung by Clover Ann Courtney
Written by Stu Phillips and Bob Stone
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William Smith is the Man
10 January 2010 | by ramsfanSee all my reviews

William Smith is my all time favorite B-Movie actor- a truly talented individual whose list of lifelong accomplishments is extraordinary. He single handedly made movies like "The Losers" watchable and even enjoyable if you don't take them too seriously. The film centers around the U.S. Army hiring a motorcycle gang to rescue a presidential adviser being held captive in Cambodia. Smith plays gang leader Link Thomas, whose Army Sergeant brother sets up the mission. Most of the movie is spent focusing on events leading up to the mission with the gang partying, smoking, getting in fights and souping up their choppers as the rescue nears.

The acting is average, although a respectable cast (Adam Roarke, Paul Koslo & Bernie Hamilton) was assembled. There is too much time spent on love interests which tends to bog down the film, but the latter half especially is very entertaining as the mission takes place. This is 70's schlock through and through, but is a treat for William Smith fans, as he gets top billing and the lions' share of screen time.

No one will confuse this with anything Oscar worthy, but so what? A good way to numb your mind for an hour and a half.


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