One of Willem Dafoe's earlier films. It is a period piece, it is a musical, it is a biker movie.
IT IS A ROCK N ROLL FABLE.
It is also 100% crazy.
Starring Michael Pare' and Deborah van Valkenburgh of B-movie fame. It also has heavy hitters like Dafoe, Diane Lane and Rick Moranis playing against type, as a tough in a zut suit.
Directed by the guy who directed WARRIORS. Produced by the people who produced 48 Hours
The music from the movie is widely described as sounding like "Lady Meatloaf" but was Written and composed by Stevie Nicks, Rye Cooder and produced by future heavy hitter Jimmy Iovine.
And it is still totally crazy.
That is my favorite combo. Movies that had the talent, should have been gold, but just never came together. The question shouldn't be How did this get made? but rather How did these people recover and still have huge careers.