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The Locusts (1997)

R | | Drama | 3 October 1997 (USA)
A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle.
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In the 50's, the drifter Clay Hewitt arrives in a small town in the countryside of Kansas and befriends the locals Kitty, Earl and his girlfriend Patsy after punching their friend Joel Carter in a bar. Clay asks for a job to raise money to go to California, and Earl drives him to the ranch of the widow Delilah Ashford Potts to work with him in the slaughterhouse. Mrs. Potts is an alcoholic and promiscuous woman and hires Clay and let him stay in the barn. When Clay meets her son Joseph "Flyboy" Potts, he learns that he has just returned from a mental institution after eight years and he does not speak a word to anybody. Further, his only friend is a bull called Jim that belonged to his father. Clay falls in love with Kitty and gets close to Flyboy that becomes his friend and slowly changes his behavior. When Clays decides to leave the town, he discloses a dark secret to Kitty. Meanwhile Flyboy's change of attitude unleashes a series of evil events and revelations from Mrs. Potts. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$10,082, 5 October 1997, Limited Release

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$10,082, 5 October 1997
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Steven Spielberg cast Jeremy Davies in Saving Private Ryan (1998) after seeing his performance in this movie. See more »

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Features Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) See more »

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Theme from 'A Summer Place'
Written by Max Steiner
Performed by Percy Faith and His Orchestra
Artist courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Vince Vaughn is INCREDIBLE
14 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I recently rented this movie not knowing a thing about the movie other than that Vince Vaughn was the leading actor. What a pleasant surprise!! Although the plot was sometimes far fetched and definitely perverse, Vince Vaughn's on screen magnetism was evident. The man spent most of the film in an undershirt and oozed sensuality. It is evident that he has the potential to be the screen's next Brad Pitt. The film held my interest for the entire 2 hours. I especially enjoyed the performances of Jermey Davies and Ashley Judd. Kate Capshaw's character was under-developed but her performance was on target.


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