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Into the Badlands (1991)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Horror, Western  |  24 July 1991 (USA)
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A bounty hunter searches the west for a wanted outlaw named Red Roundtree.

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T.L. Barston
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Alma Heusser
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Blossom
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McComas
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Sarah Carstairs
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Sheriff Aaron Starett
Adan Sanchez ...
Hector
Jerry Gardner ...
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John Heusser
Oryan Walsky ...
Margaret Heusser
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William Carstairs
Michael J. Metzger ...
Red Roundtree
Reynaldo Cantu ...
Pockmark
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Tom (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
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A bounty hunter searches the west for a wanted outlaw named Red Roundtree.

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Horror | Western

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24 July 1991 (USA)  »

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T.L. Barston, Bounty Man: Back in the days of the old West, there were these stretches of territory that I think God and nature just plain forgot about... dark and parched and empty as the moons of Mars. Places where sensible men never vertured... where only dreams and phantoms walked. Kind of a way station between civilization and the Ninth Circle of Hell - The Badlands.
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Weak on story, but excellent Old West atmosphere. Worth seeing...
5 March 2002 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This movie is a bit of an odd duck - it is sort of like an episode or two of "Twilight Zone" masquerading as a western. Nothing wrong with that, it's just that the various story threads in the movie never get developed to their fullest.

However, what this movie lacks in the way of compelling story development, it more than makes up for with a very rich, absorbing Old West atmosphere. There is just something about the feel of this film - the photography, the costumes, the weapons, the Old West sets and real western locales (New Mexico), the expressions on people's faces... Call it a victory of style over substance... In any case, I thoroughly enjoyed the "look and feel" of this movie from start to finish. Watching the movie, there were more than a few times where I felt myself being transported back to a different place and time. I just wish the rich story development of a good western-genre movie such as "Unforgiven" (1992) with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman, could have been woven into "Into the Badlands," as that would have completed this film and would have ultimately made for one very awesome Western movie.

But even in its current configuration, this movie is definitely worth checking out. I think you will be suitably dazzled by the Old West atmosphere that is conveyed in the film. Just don't expect a dazzling story to complement it.


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