Two friends, Blue (Coyote) and Eli (Mancuso), each arrive at crossroads in their lives. Blue is a painter specializing in fetishistic portraits of women, usually selling his images to porn magazines. Eli’s father wants him to take over the family’s undergarment business that has been paying for Eli’s playboy lifestyle in the fast paced and decedent Los Angeles of the 1980’s.
Blue is given an opportunity to have his work featured in gallery showing as legitimate art if he can create enough new pieces to fill out a show. His sexy model (Carol Wayne) has a crush on Blue, and to please him even appears willing to participate in a threesome including Eli.
An ex-flame, Syd (Kathryn Harrold), brings out the jealous worst in Blue now that she is seeing an artist rival of his (Max Gail). Blue’s self-destructive behavior also puts at risk his relationship with Liliane (Carole Laure), the manager of an art gallery about to exhibit his work.
Heartbreakers is a 1984 drama film starring Peter Coyote and Nick Mancuso. It was written and directed by Bobby Roth. The film was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Starring: Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso, Carole Laure, Max Gail, James Laurenson, Kathryn Harrold, Jamie Rose, Carol Wayne, Annie O’Neill, Michelle Davison
Screenplay by: Bobby Roth
Production Design by: David Nichols
Cinematography by: Michael Ballhaus
Film Editing by: John Carnochan
Costume Design by: Betsy Jones
Set Decoration by: Florence Fellman
Music by: Tangerine Dream
Distributed by: Orion Pictures
Release Date: September 28, 1984