A group of bikers and their girlfriends are stopped at the border by police who discover heroin in their tyres – which has actually been planted by international dope dealers.
Waco (Robert Porter) and his gang of hippie bikers escape the police and take refuge in a convent in the desert.
A border control cop (Billy Green Bush) hunts down the gang after they kidnap a nun, Sister Anna (Tippy Walker) and flee the convent.
Soon Waco and the young nun fall in love and she is forced to decide whether or not to leave the church for him.
There is a quiet goodness to the protagonists, juxtaposed against double-crossing authority figures, who are addicted and corrupted by their power, just as the outlaws are liberated by their addiction to freedom.
This is “experimental” cinema in the sense that there is little attention paid to script or acting and a lot of emphasis on what can be done with a 16mm camera, a zoom lens, and a post-production team on acid.
Released as The Ravaged in some markets.
Billy Green Bush