The Outlaw Emmett Deemus
9 minutes / All ages / 2008 / United States of America / Average:
Don Quixote or Rooster Cogburn on a motorcycle.
A teenager tells us the story of his favourite relative: his weird, 70 year-old slightly crazed Uncle Emmett, who, on being forced to retire his job as a parking enforcement officer of 40 years, buys a motorcycle with a sidecar and, “…jumps into the wind”, travelling the by-ways and open roads of the Great American West as an Outlaw Biker Wannabe who’s sworn to: “…save road pilgrims from injustices, fight The Man, and make some news.” After picking up a stranded woman whose car has run out of gas, Emmett is hassled by The Highway Patrol and some real Outlaw Bikers. To impress his female passenger, “The Outlaw Emmett Deemus” bravely takes them all on.