"Some combination...an Irish Indian."
"I never scalp on St. Patrick's Day."
Stockwell stars as STEIN, a man just out to race some motorcycles and enjoy life. But when he gets taunted and rear ended by an annoying Joe Traveling Salesman one day, it sets off a chain of trouble that goes far beyond anything he could have expected with the early death of a police officer during a high speed chase. It's all fun until...
And when there pal Alan (Tod Susman in the films best performance) goes apeshit? Well, the police are out for justice! Can a trip back to the native roots of Stein's character help him? Should he be helped? Does anyone here DESERVE to be helped?
What makes the film and it's short running time fun is the performances and some snappy editing and groovy 70s music over a tale we've probably seen a few to many times, regardless of genre or setting... but if you want a quick trip to 70s cinema, where idealism is definitely dead and heroes are few and far between (listen to the end music and looped dialog), you can't go wrong with THE LONERS.
And is it me..or is a group of LONERs, plural, kind of funny?