Spetters

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

A flashy, fast-paced drama, SPETTERS is the story of Dutch teenage motorcycle enthusiasts Eve (Toon Agterberg), Hans (Maarten Spanjer), and Reen (Hans Van Tongeren), all of whom dream of being as tough and successful as motorcycle champ Witkamp (Rutger Hauer). Their youthful rebellion ends tragically for both Reen, who is crippled in an accident, and Eve,...read more

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A flashy, fast-paced drama, SPETTERS is the story of Dutch teenage motorcycle enthusiasts Eve (Toon Agterberg), Hans (Maarten Spanjer), and Reen (Hans Van Tongeren), all of whom dream of being as tough and successful as motorcycle champ Witkamp (Rutger Hauer). Their youthful rebellion ends

tragically for both Reen, who is crippled in an accident, and Eve, who is raped, beaten, and killed by a gang of violent homosexuals. Providing a sexual outlet for the teenagers, and just about every other biker on the wharf, is Fientje (Renee Soutendijk), a conniving creature who runs a greasy

spoon with her gay brother. SPETTERS is a violent, action-packed assault on the sensibilities of all but the most hardened filmgoers, not surprising given that it was directed by Paul Verhoeven, who would go on to score a major success in the US with his ultraviolent ROBOCOP (1987). Here he

demonstrates his penchant for startling visuals, explicit sex, and graphic violence, though his intelligent direction is anything but careless or irresponsible. The beautiful blonde Soutendijk and Jeroen Krabbe would later costar again in another Verhoeven film, THE FOURTH MAN.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A flashy, fast-paced drama, SPETTERS is the story of Dutch teenage motorcycle enthusiasts Eve (Toon Agterberg), Hans (Maarten Spanjer), and Reen (Hans Van Tongeren), all of whom dream of being as tough and successful as motorcycle champ Witkamp (Rutger Hau… (more)

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