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The Wild Angels (1966)

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The "Angles", a San Pedro motorcycle gang, parties in the Coachella Valley's Palm Springs Indian Canyons, California, and wreaks havoc with the local police.

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Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of the Angels, a motorcycle gang from San Pedro, California; Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ends up in the hospital. When the Angels bust him out, he dies, and they bury him. Nancy Sinatra plays Mike, Blues' "old lady" and Diane Ladd plays Loser's wife (Dern's real-life wife at the time). The plot is basically a buildup to the last half-hour of the film in which Loser's funeral becomes another wild party. Written by alfiehitchie

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Dear John... The 'Hog Stomper' whose God is speed... He had a bath once but he didn't like it. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug-related material | See all certifications »
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20 July 1966 (USA)  »

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All the Fallen Angels  »

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Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,500,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actress Laura Dern (daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd) was conceived during the movie shoot. Growing up, she sometimes showed people who asked about her parents a still of them in their biker outfits. See more »

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During the funeral procession, one of the bikers glances into the camera. See more »

Quotes

Heavenly Blues: We wanna be free! We wanna be free to do what we wanna do. We wanna be free to ride. We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by The Man! ... And we wanna get loaded. And we wanna have a good time. And that's what we are gonna do. We are gonna have a good time... We are gonna have a party.
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Referenced in 'Targets': An Introduction by Peter Bogdanovich (2003) See more »

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Theme from 'The Wild Angels'
Written by Mike Curb
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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not a bad movie for a first attempt
27 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

it had been many years since,The Wild Ones had been made with Brando.Hollywood disdained biker movies,there for, good writers were not going to have their name linked to one.the actors in this made it on a lark.they went to party and have fun.they knew they wasn't making any sort of an epic.but in a way they did.people who went to see this didn't care about the script or story line.this was a movie made with people from their generation,and not the same Hollywood old guard.so in many ways this started a trend in Hollywood of making movies,for the young adults,that wasn't Frankie and Annete on the beach.I personally like this movie,and see it to just have fun,not to learn any thing.I know the story is b.s.but it's got bikes,babes, partying,and dudes acting like horse's asses,how can you go wrong?


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