Suits on the Loose is the story of two rebellious teens, Justin and Ty, and their breakout from a desert survival camp. When two naive Mormon missionaries, Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson, ... See full summary »
Suits on the Loose is the story of two rebellious teens, Justin and Ty, and their breakout from a desert survival camp. When two naive Mormon missionaries, Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson, run into a restroom at a remote rest stop, Justin steals their car. Scrapping their military fatigues for the conservative missionaries' tags in hopes of passing through any road blocks, their guise is so good that the police insist upon escorting the escapees directly to New Harmony, the town that's been anxiously awaiting their Mormon missionaries. As the two renegades find themselves embraced by the town's hospitality, they try to map out their escape. With Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson destined to arrive, what will happen when the town of New Harmony discovers that their missionaries are actually on the lam from the law? Can they keep up the charade and fool everyone around them or will they be found out? Written by
Brandon Beemer and Ty Hodges are on the loose. They escape from a juvenile delinquent boot camp that is run by one authoritarian general played by Charles Napier. But the track they hijack from the camp breaks down. So as luck would have it they get to hijack another vehicle driven by Mormon Elders Shaun Weiss and Jason Winer with all their clothes and Mormon paraphernalia.
Wouldn't you know it, they run smack into a Mormon cop who escorts them to Bishop Robert Prosky and the assignment awaiting the two they left on the Mojave desert. After that Beemer and Hodges have no other choice but to continue the masquerade as Suits On The Loose.
Producer Kurt Hale no doubt took some inspiration from films like The Left Hand Of God and Guns For San Sebastian where Humphrey Bogart and Anthony Quinn had to masquerade as Catholic priests for their own reasons. Suits On The Loose is done with quite a bit of a lighter touch than those classics.
In fact it's a pleasing enough comedy that could definitely appeal to more than an LDS audience. Beemer and Hodges get quite a life's lesson in their disguises, basically about growing up and accepting responsibility even if you don't convert to be a Mormon.
Such Hollywood veterans as Robert Prosky as the Mormon Bishop, Fred Dryer as Beemer's father and Napier give the younger members of the cast some inspiration for their performances. Special mention should also go to Reginald Vel Johnson of Family Matters who just might be the fattest cowboy on record, Andy Devine included.
I'd give this one a look even if you're a gentile.
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