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The Loveless (1983)

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Release Date:January 20, 1984
Running time:82 minutes
Cast:Willem DaFoe, Robert Gordon, Marin Kanter, J. Don Ferguson, Tina L'Hotsky
Director:Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Producer:A. Kitman Ho, Grafton Nunes
Writer:Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery
Distributor:Atlantic Releasing

Description: The period biker flick The Loveless marks the feature debut of both actor Willem Dafoe and writer/director Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days). Bigelow co-wrote and co-directed the film with Monty Montgomery, who would go on to produce Wild at Heart and The Portrait of a Lady. Dafoe plays Vance, a stoic, leather-clad biker who rides into a small Southern town and to wait for some other bikers. Their plan is to travel on to Daytona for some racing, but they have to stick around the little truck stop town for a while to get one of their bikes repaired. Vance flirts a bit with Augusta (Liz Gans), a widowed waitress. She's the only local who's friendly to him and his gang. Contemplating living in such a depressed, isolated place, Vance tells her, I think your husband had the right idea. While the bikes are worked on, Vance and the gang, including the abrasive Davis (rockabilly musician Robert Gordon, who also composed the film's soundtrack) and his girlfriend, Debbie (Tina Lhotsky), spend the day in town, to the chagrin of the conservative residents. Vance hooks up with Telena (Marin Kanter), the rebellious teenage daughter of a rich redneck. Their little tryst creates even more tension, and the day ends with violence.~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

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