Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wild Angels (1966).

Before legendary Easy Rider fame, Peter Fonda was doing less well-received (ahem!) biker pictures like "The Wild Angels" co-starring Nancy Sinatra!  I  just found a full version of the film HERE and can't wait to watch it.  It is based on the Hells Angels subculture, utilizing their signature slang like "Mama" and "Old Lady", and portraying heavy issues like their relationship with cops, use of Swastika symbols, and habit of huffing, but spins the tale in a corny, sometimes (unintentionally) laughable, poorly acted, star-studded way, as only Hollywood can do.


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


"Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while 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."  Via IMDB


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