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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 overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... Vance
Robert Gordon ... Davis
Marin Kanter ... Telena
J. Don Ferguson ... Tarver
Tina L'Hotsky ... Sportster Debbie (as Tina L'hotsky)
Lawrence Matarese ... La Ville
Danny Rosen Danny Rosen ... Ricky
Phillip Kimbrough ... Hurley
Ken Call Ken Call ... Buck
Elizabeth Gans Elizabeth Gans ... Augusta
Margaret Jo Lee Margaret Jo Lee ... Evie
John King John King ... John
Bob Hannah ... Sid
Jane Berman Jane Berman ... Lady in T-Bird
A.B. Calloway 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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Taglines:

Muscles Clad in Black Leather...Incest...And Murder! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This was Robert Gordon's 3rd and final acting gig. Gordon was better known at the time as an integral performer in the Rockabilly scene and did much of the score for this film. See more »

Quotes

Buck: Y'know? I ain't never seen nothin' like it before in my life. They're animals. Hell, I'd love to trade places with 'em for a day or two.
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Connections

Featured in Relentless with Eddy Lee Dixon (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Raunchy
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Written by Bill Justis
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Not bad for a first attempt
1 May 1999 | by Lexo-2See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

25 May 1984 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Loveless See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pioneer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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