Losers

The Losers

Director: Jack Starrett

Cast: Jack Starrett, William Smith, Bernie Hamilton, Adam Roarke

     
 

Motorcycle maniacs are recruited by the U.S. government to rescue a captured CIA operative in Cambodia. The action-packed cycle drama finds the army slaughtering innocent villagers while the bikers rescue the agent. The CIA agents are painfully clueless as to the toll on human lives that follows their missions. Whenever the plot thins out, more action and violence is…  See more details below

Overview

Motorcycle maniacs are recruited by the U.S. government to rescue a captured CIA operative in Cambodia. The action-packed cycle drama finds the army slaughtering innocent villagers while the bikers rescue the agent. The CIA agents are painfully clueless as to the toll on human lives that follows their missions. Whenever the plot thins out, more action and violence is added. The result is a movie that even hardcore motorcycle fans will find to be as implausible as the plot. William Smith, Bernie Hamilton, and Adam Roarke appear in this uneven cinematic effort.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Jack Starrett directed this mishmash of rowdy biker movies meets The Dirty Dozen in The Losers, a slice of exploitive goodness delivered with drive-in sensibilities and a bleak 1970s sneer. The movie features a wild collection of motorcycle death machines that mow down the bad guys in bootleg Peckinpah slow-mo action mayhem that is so over-the-top that it almost makes it easy to buy into the "Hells Angels in Cambodia" storyline. A young William Smith returns to the biker genre and turns in another tough performance, despite his ridiculous dangling earring that apparently gets longer depending on the dramatics of the scene. With go-go clubs, drug freak-out scenes, and a slick '70s cop score from Stu Phillips, The Losers has it all -- including a surprisingly unpredictable script. While some may see the end coming, there are a few twists along the way that keep the movie from settling into stereotypical territory. In fact, Starret shoots for serious sentimentality in the tender love scenes, some of which certainly lead to the flick's most amusing moments. For the most part though, The Losers is an action-packed ride turned grim, whose last moments have just enough political leanings to keep it poignant.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/2006
UPC:
0030306811291
Original Release:
1970
Rating:
R
Source:
Dark Sky Films
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
48,801

Special Features

Audio commentary with William Smith and Paul Koslo; Photo gallery; Radio spots; Theatrical trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Smith Link Thomas
Bernie Hamilton Capt. Jackson
Adam Roarke Duke
Dan Kemp Maj. Thomas
Houston Savage Dirty Denny
Eugene Cornelius Speed
Paul Koslo Limpy
John Garwood Sgt. Winston
Ana Korita Kim Sue
Lillian Margarejo Suriya
Paraluman Mama-San
Paul Nuckles Kowalski
Ronnie Ross Lt. Hayworth
Armando Lucero Screw
Vic Diaz Diem-Nuc
Alan Caillou Albanian
Paquito Salcedo Tac Houn
Herman Robles Inspector
Jack Starrett Chet Davis
Miles Mutchler Samuel Hart

Technical Credits
Jack Starrett Director
Richard Brockway Editor
Alan Caillou Screenwriter
Roger George Special Effects
James Moore Editor
Stu Phillips Score Composer
Nonong Rasca Cinematographer
Joe Solomon Producer
Joe Zomar Special Effects

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Losers
1. Ambush [3:55]
2. Scooter Trash Recruits [3:07]
3. Objective Chet Davis [3:08]
4. Weapons on Wheels [6:18]
5. Opium Den [6:31]
6. Garage Compound [4:08]
7. Lost Love [7:24]
8. Brother Brawl [12:35]
9. Exiting Loc Sai [7:33]
10. Bike Modification [4:58]
11. Final Preparations [8:30]
12. Village Invation [13:31]
13. Escape [11:35]
14. End Credits [2:00]

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