Heartbreakers (1984 film)

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Heartbreakers FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Bobby Roth
Starring Peter Coyote
Nick Mancuso
Music by Tangerine Dream
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $148,750

Heartbreakers is a 1984 drama film starring Peter Coyote and Nick Mancuso. It was written and directed by Bobby Roth. The film was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Two friends, Blue (Coyote) and Eli (Mancuso), each arrive at crossroads in their lives. Blue is a painter specializing in fetishistic portraits of women, usually selling his images to porn magazines. Eli's father wants him to take over the family's undergarment business that has been paying for Eli's playboy lifestyle in the fast paced and decedent Los Angeles of the 1980s.

Blue is given an opportunity to have his work featured in gallery showing as legitimate art if he can create enough new pieces to fill out a show. His sexy model (Carol Wayne) has a crush on Blue, and to please him even appears willing to participate in a threesome including Eli.

An ex-flame, Syd (Kathryn Harrold), brings out the jealous worst in Blue now that she is seeing an artist rival of his (Max Gail). Blue's self-destructive behavior also puts at risk his relationship with Liliane (Carole Laure), the manager of an art gallery about to exhibit his work.



The character of Blue was loosely based on real-life artist Robert Blue.

Behind the Scenes[edit]

This would be Carol Wayne's final film appearance before she died under mysterious circumstances on vacation in Manzanillo, Mexico just months after the film's release.


Soundtrack album by Tangerine Dream
Released April 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Electronic music
Length 38:10
Label Virgin Records
Producer Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream albums chronology
Le Parc
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

Heartbreakers (1985) is the seventh soundtrack album and twenty-fifth overall of the same name by the German band Tangerine Dream.[3] The soundtrack album was released on April 1985 by Virgin Records.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Tangerine Dream.

No. Title Length
1. "Heartbreakers" 2:30
2. "Footbridge to Heaven" 3:00
3. "Twilight Painter" 4:12
4. "Gemini" 3:28
5. "Rain in N.Y. City" 3:23
6. "Pastime" 3:00
7. "The Loser" 3:17
8. "Breathing the Night Away" 2:25
9. "Desire" 5:38
10. "Thorny Affair" 3:10
11. "Daybreak" 4:07
Total length: 38:10


  • Edgar Froese – keyboards, electronic equipment, guitar
  • Christopher Franke – synthesizers, electronic equipment, electronic percussion
  • Johannes Schmoelling – keyboards, electronic equipment


  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  2. ^ McDonald, Steven. Heartbreakers - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  3. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Heartbreakers". Voices in the Net. 

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