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Bad Company (1972)

PG  |   |  Drama, Western  |  8 October 1972 (USA)
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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

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A group of naive boys find that life as desperadoes in the west is more serious that they understood when they embark on abortive careers in bushwhacking. Violence, betrayal, sombre colours and a Beckettsian whimsy mark this ironic western. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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According to Jeff Bridges the gunfight in the forest had to be completely re shot after the film was ruined in the lab. See more »

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Jake praises Loney for suggesting they rob the stagecoach, but it is his brother Jim Bob who made the comment. See more »

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Big Joe: I'd like to get my hands around the throat of the son of a bitch that told me to go west.
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The crooked way west
20 March 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A young man dodging the draft in the Civil War falls in with bad company on his way west. A group of juveniles trying to be hardcases, they run into a variety of men trying to do the same and one or two actual tough nuts. On the way, our narrator (Barry Brown) learns more than the usual lessons about what it is to be a man, to be brave and to be a friend. Brown will make you wish his career had been longer. Jeff Bridges is his usual terrific self.

Robert Benton, one of America's real treasures as a writer and director, is the force behind this. You'll see that many of the themes he was interested in back then still echo in Nobody's Fool and Twilight.


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