the loveless

the loveless

(pioneer films)

Starring Willem Dafoe, Marin Kanter, Robert Gordon, J. Don Ferguson, music by Robert Gordon, edited by Nancy Kanter, director of photography Doyle Smith, produced by Grafton Nunes and A. Kitman Ho written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery

Color / 1982 / 82 mins

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Driving Wheel (see clip)

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Clip from “The Loveless”

 

A group of reckless bikers, on their way to the Florida cycle races, stop for lunch in a small town diner. There they wreak general havoc, and as night falls, the local townspeople make plans for revenge. Kathryn Bigelow made her feature film debut as a director with this stylish homage to the 1954 classic “The Wild One.”

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona. Leading the gang is the tough, unemotional Vance, who becomes attracted to Telena, a pretty young local girl.

The bikers also include Debbie, a blonde who proves to be just as tough as the guys in the gang.

Bigelow and co-director Monty Montgomery concentrate more on character and mood than plot, and have included a lot of rockabilly music throughout the film.

Soundtrack includes Robert Gordon, who also appears in the movie.

note: This film was released on DVD in 2004 by Blue Underground.