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