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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kate Capshaw ... Mrs. Potts
Jeremy Davies ... Flyboy
Vince Vaughn ... Clay
Ashley Judd ... Kitty
Paul Rudd ... Earl
Daniel Meyer Daniel Meyer ... Joel
Jessica Capshaw ... Patsy
Jessica Robertson ... Ellen (as Jessie Robertson)
Jimmy Ray Pickens ... Cameron (as Jimmy Pickens)
Jerry Haynes ... Harlan
Jason Davis ... Wrangler
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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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The past never lies. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Secret Sin See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,082, 5 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,082, 5 October 1997
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette
7 January 2005 | by lurch-17See all my reviews

I got lung cancer from all the second-hand smoke. In nearly every scene, cigarettes play a prominent role. Either the director was a cigarette junkie, the cast were nicotine addicts, or tobacco companies funded the entire production.

The plot was predictably hokey, the acting mediocre (with the exception of Flyman), and the directing lazy. It seemed to pause often to make some point but never delivered the point. Capshaw was especially disappointing. I managed to struggle through all 2+ hours waiting for something to reach out of this film. It never did.

The high point was seeing Vince Vaughn take off his shirt - and I'm straight.

Don't waste the time and money. It could drive you to lighting up.


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