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The Losers

Director Jack Starrett took his motley crew of actors to the Philippines which is supposed to pass, on the screen, as Vietnam. The viewer is asked to believe that a contingent of motor cycle bums would be hired by the US to rescue a CIA agent, held prisoner in Cambodia by the North Vietnamese or Red Chinese, it's never really made clear.

With:
William Smith Bernie Hamilton Adam Roarke Daniel Kemp Houston Savage Gene Cornelius

Director Jack Starrett took his motley crew of actors to the Philippines which is supposed to pass, on the screen, as Vietnam. The viewer is asked to believe that a contingent of motor cycle bums would be hired by the US to rescue a CIA agent, held prisoner in Cambodia by the North Vietnamese or Red Chinese, it’s never really made clear.

The script is so inane, with not even a feeble attempt at logic, that what are intended as serious moments come off as funny.

Some of the acting is excellent – Bernie Hamilton makes his army captain a human being; Adam Roarke’s Duke is better than the part deserves; Paul Koslo, as one of the cycle riders who falls for a native girl (Ana Korita) he meets in a brothel is very effective.

The Losers

Production: Fanfare. Director Jack Starrett; Producer Joe Solomon; Screenplay Alan Caillou; Camera Nonong Rasca; Editor James Moore; Music Stu Phillips

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: William Smith Bernie Hamilton Adam Roarke Daniel Kemp Houston Savage Gene Cornelius

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