Nam Angels (1989)


Introduction

Nam’s Angels, released as The Losers, is a 1970 American action film shot in the Philippines. The film was directed by Jack Starrett.

Outline

The plot involves a gang of Hells Angels-type bikers called “The Devil’s Advocates” involved in the Vietnam War. They are sent to the Cambodian jungle on Yamaha bikes in order to rescue an American diplomat/CIA Agent, Chet Davis.

The biker gang is led by Link Thomas, a Vietnam veteran and the brother of an Army Major who has recruited them. His gang consists of Duke, also a Vietnam veteran, Limpy, Speed, and another Vietnam veteran, Dirty Denny. They are under the orders of Army Captain Jackson.

The gang modifies their motorcycles in a garage run by Diem-Nuc. They weld armour plating with submachine guns on the handlebars. Limpy drives a three-wheeler modified from a Harley-Davidson frame with a Volkswagen rear end, that is armed with heavy .50 calibre machine guns and a multiple rocket launcher from a helicopter. In order to open fire on enemy soldiers in trees or towers the gang do wheelies whilst firing their weapons.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director: Jack Starrett.
  • Producer: Joe Solomon.
  • Writer: Alan Caillou.
  • Music: Stu Phillips.
  • Cinematography: Nonong Rasca.
  • Editor: Richard K. Brockway.
  • Distributor: Fanfare Films Inc.
  • Release Date: 05 August 1970 (US).
  • Running Time: 95 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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