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Jesus Trip, The (1971)

A group of bikers and their girlfriends are stopped at the border by police who discover heroin in their tyres – which has actually been planted by international dope dealers.

Waco (Robert Porter) and his gang of bikers escape the police and take refuge in a convent in the desert.

A border control cop (Billy Green Bush) hunts down the gang after they kidnap a nun, Sister Anna (Tippy Walker) and flee the convent. Soon Waco and the young nun fall in love and she is forced to decide whether or not to leave the church for him.

There is a quiet goodness to the protagonists, juxtaposed against double-crossing authority figures, who are addicted and corrupted by their power, just as the outlaws are liberated by their addiction to freedom.

This is “experimental” cinema in the sense that there is little attention paid to script or acting and a lot of emphasis on what can be done with a 16mm camera, a zoom lens, and a post-production team on acid.

Anna
Tippy Walker
Waco
Robert Porter
Tarboro
Billy Green Bush
Casey
Diana Ivarson
Folsom
Virgil Frye
Pinole
Carmen Argenziano
Jasper
Wally Strauss
Sister Charlotte
Hanna Hertelendy
Inka
Jenny Hecht
Wahoo
Bebe Louie
Duncan
Robert Tessier
Tyler
Frank Orsatti
Chester
Alan Gibbs

Director
Russ Mayberry

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