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The Wild Angels (1966)

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The "Angels", 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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Roger Corman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Heavenly Blues
Nancy Sinatra ... Mike 'Monkey'
Bruce Dern ... Joe 'Loser' Kearns
Diane Ladd ... Gaysh
Buck Taylor ... Dear John
Norman Alden ... Medic
Michael J. Pollard ... Pigmy
Lou Procopio Lou Procopio ... Joint
Joan Shawlee ... Momma Monahan
Marc Cavell ... Frankenstein
Coby Denton Coby Denton ... Bull Puckey
Frank Maxwell ... Preacher
Gayle Hunnicutt ... Suzie
Gina Grant Gina Grant
Art Baker ... Thomas - Mortician
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Storyline

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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Their credo is violence... Their God is hate... See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug-related material | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All the Fallen Angels See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

During the final party, Loser's corpse moves his arm towards his chest. See more »

Quotes

Mike: [cops are coming] Let's get out of here, Blues!
Heavenly Blues: There's nowhere to go.
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Featured in Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978) See more »

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The Wild Angels Ballad (Dirge)
Written by Mike Curb
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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The worst biker film ever made
16 May 2005 | by wentz_nicholasSee all my reviews

If there is any biker film that is a complete waste of time, this is the one. This film had a promising beginning but that was it. I am a big fan of Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern, but I was very disappointed with this. I can't believe that this is the film that introduced the biker film chain of the 60's and 70's. Much better biker films have been made later like "Hell's Angels On Wheels", "The Rebel Rousers", and my all time favorite movie "Easy Rider". I rented this thinking that this was going to be great and I was surprised that I was able to sit through the whole thing. Nancy "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" Sinatra added nothing good to this movie. The rumble scene between the bikers and the villagers was just pathetic. I didn't want Peter Fonda and Bruce Dern to be remembered for this film but I'm afraid they are, especially Dern, whose role as "Loser" reminded me of "Weekend At Bernie's". I don't recommend this turkey to anyone, not even a hardcore member of a biker gang.


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