Los Locos (1997)

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Mario Van Peebles wrote, produced, and starred in this follow-up to his 1993 Western Posse. Chance (Van Peebles) is a cavalry scout in the old west who accidentally gives his battalion wrong directions going into a battle. Not being a forgiving bunch, the soldiers beat Chance, tar and feather him, and leave him to die in the desert. However, Chance is found by Buck (Paul Lazar), who asks him if he's the young god Icarus, who fell to Earth after flying too close to the sun. It seems that Buck is an inmate at an insane asylum that's part of a nearby convent; Chance is brought back to the convent, where the nuns nurse him back to health. Chance learns that the Mother Superior (Jean Speegle Howard) is in poor health, and she asks Chance to lead the nuns and their charges to a safer mission 100 miles across the arid plains. Mother Superior dies only a few hours later, and the cruel Sister Drexel (Rusty Schwimmer) takes charge of the flock. Not eager to take her abuse, Chance goes his own way, but when he encounters the disturbed men of the convent, led by the self-proclaimed President (Rene Auberjonois), he realizes that he must help them if they are to survive. Los Locos was also distributed as Los Locos: Posse Rides Again, though while both are set in the old West and star Mario Van Peebles, he does not play the same character and the two films have no narrative connection.
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R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Western
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PolyGram Video

Cast

Melora Walters
as Allison
Rene Auberjonois
as Presidente
Tom Dorfmeister
as Baby Brother
Paul Lazar
as Buck
Rusty Schwimmer
as Sister Drexel
Eric Winzenreid
as Spackman
Danny Trejo
as Manuel Batista
Eric Winzenried
as Spackman
Jean Speegle Howard
as Mother Superior
Reno Wilson
as Deacon
Marc Miles
as Spit
Sam Hernandez
as Ortiz Batista
Frank Soto
as Indian
Robert May
as Jimmy
Sam Taylor
as Guitar Player
Joseph Culp
as Captain Parish
Ted Parks
as One Eye
Joe Faust
as Sheriff
Terey Summers
as Shopkeeper
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May 29, 2001
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Los Locos

160612: Had to buy an old VHS tape in order to see this film again. Still no DVD release. Enjoyed it much more this time. Walters still looks a killer but, the fact is, I just enjoyed the action more. A couple of the crazy characters turned me off again, Buck & Speckman in particular. They just plain old made me feel uncomfortable. Speckman's drooling and Buck's constant state of near nudity. If these two characters had been done better I'd have loved this movie. Good to see Rene Auberjonois and Danny Trejo. Liked Auberjonois character Presidente once he finds himself and Trejo is just bad ass, even though he's missing parts.

John Redshaw
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