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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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Storyline

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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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

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:

$17,787, 5 October 1997

Gross USA:

$40,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,158
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Spielberg cast Jeremy Davies in Saving Private Ryan (1998) after seeing his performance in this movie. See more »


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Everyday
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly
Artist courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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ALMOST A CLASSIC!
21 March 1999 | by joe-274See all my reviews

I would much rather see a movie like this, that falters occasionally under the weight of a few cliches, than a thousand "innovative" films in love with their own novelties. This film seems made by young filmmakers who've done a hell of a job bringing a very American story to the screen with novelistic detail. Don't see that much anymore, and they almost pull it off here. Wish there was more Ashley Judd. Vaughn and Davies are great together. Vaughn's best role yet... hope there'll be more like it in the


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