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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
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 »
The last bike of the funeral procession has a flat rear tire. See more »
[said jokingly to girl dancing]
Hey, don't get none of that on me!
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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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