The Loveless

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The Loveless
The Loveless DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Monty Montgomery
Produced by A. Kitman Ho
Grafton Nunes
Written by Kathryn Bigelow
Monty Montgomery
Starring Willem Dafoe
Robert Gordon
Music by Robert Gordon
Cinematography Doyle Smith
Edited by Nancy Kanter
Distributed by Atlantic Releasing
Release date
  • March 1982 (1982-03) (U.S.)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Loveless is a 1982 American outlaw biker drama film written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery.[1] It is an independent film and stars Willem Dafoe and musician Robert Gordon, who also did the music for the film.[1] The film has been compared to The Wild One.[1]


A motorcycle gang that causes trouble in a small southern town.



Production on The Loveless began on September 22, 1980 and the entire shoot took just 22 days. The resources of MoMa's Film Study Center were utilised by Bigelow to create the aesthetic of the film. The title of the film changed twice, originally titled U.S 17, then Breakdown, then The Loveless.[2]


The film has an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews from critics.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Maslin, Janet (January 20, 1984). "Movie Review - 50'S-STYLE 'LOVELESS'". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Bringing The Loveless to MoMA (2011)". Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Loveless (1983)". Retrieved June 26, 2010. 

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