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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

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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Storyline

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

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Sworn to Fun...Loyal to None!!! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut credited role in a movie of Willem Dafoe. See more »

Quotes

Vance: [first lines, voiceover] Man, I was what you call... ragged. I mean, way beyond torn up. I wasn't gonna be no man's friend today. Been out of storage for about a year now. And to me, this endless blacktop is my sweet eternity. I knew I was going to Hell in a breadbasket.
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Soundtracks

Wasting My Time
Written by Marshall Crenshaw
Performed by Robert Gordon
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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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