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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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Taglines:

Their credo is violence...Their God is hate...and they call themselves 'The Wild Angels' See more »

Genres:

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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Box Office

Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,500,000
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Company Credits

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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

George Chakiris was originally hired by Roger Corman to play "Black Jack" (later changed to "Heavenly Blues" by Peter Fonda), but insisted that a stunt double do his motorcycle riding, so Corman replaced him with Fonda, who was originally cast as "Loser". See more »

Goofs

The last bike of the funeral procession has a flat rear tire. See more »

Quotes

Medic: [said jokingly to girl dancing] Hey, don't get none of that on me!
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Connections

Featured in Edge of Outside (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wild Angels Ballad (Dirge)
Written by Mike Curb
Performed by Davie Allan and The Arrows
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Dern Rocks as the Loser!
11 July 2004 | by shepardjessicaSee all my reviews

Except for Bruce Dern's great performance as Loser, this is actually one of the worst biker films, although not terrible. Peter Fonda looks right, Nancy Sinatra is a hot biker mama, Michael J. Pollard is appropriately befuddled as Pigmy, and Gayle Hunnicutt (one of the beauties of the 60's) is in it. There are choice moments (The church scene is classic), but most of it is pretty white-bread.

I know this was a hit, that helped Easy Rider in a strange way get produced, but it doesn't stand up to Hell's Angels on Wheels for sure. A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Bruce Dern. There weren't that many biker flicks made and they're all worth checking out, but this seems overrated to me.


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