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All men are created evil.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric Roberts ... Adrian (Dusty)

Lance Henriksen ... Jack Powell

Brion James ... Sheriff Gordon

Frank Novak ... Manfred
William A. Temple ... Elderly gentleman
Earl Theroux ... Mr. Winneman
Lila Garrett ... Mrs. Winneman

Eloy Casados ... Sheriff #1

Eliza Roberts ... Patsy
Hollace Colburn ... Counter waitress
Bob May ... Trooper in diner
Sara Young ... Lady in diner

John Toles-Bey ... Trooper at roadblock

Zachary Weintraub ... Young man at motel (as Zachary Bogatz)
Curt Darling ... Queasy deputy
Mark W. Johnson ... Deputy Johnson

Sasha Jenson ... Gerald
Ana Gabriel ... Dahlia

Virgil Frye ... Gas station attendant

Ava Lazar ... Blue

Phil Fondacaro ... Harliss

Tom Tarantini ... Little David

Lin Shaye ... Carol Powell
Marc Daniel ... Paperboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Victor Salva ... Radio Newscaster / Truck Driver in Diner (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Salva 
Writing credits
Victor Salva (written by)

Produced by
Daniel Grodnik .... producer
Ava Lazar .... associate producer
Robert Snukal .... producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
John Tarnoff .... producer
Original Music by
Bennett Salvay 
Cinematography by
Levie Isaacks 
Film Editing by
W. Peter Miller 
Casting by
Russell Gray 
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Stephen Greenberg 
Set Decoration by
Susan Karmel 
Costume Design by
Mary Law Weir 
Makeup Department
Bridgett Ballou .... key makeup artist
Peggy Hannaman .... hair stylist
Production Management
Tracy E. Paddock .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Conolly .... second second assistant director
Ian McVey .... first assistant director
Glenn Steelman .... second assistant director
Art Department
Mark Anderson .... property master
Sean Haines .... set dresser (as David Sean Haines)
Sound Department
James R. Einolf .... sound mixer
Eric Erslan .... boom operator
Matthew Gruber .... re-recording mixer
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... post-production sound supervisor
Dennis Sager .... mixing engineer
Erik Flockoi .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Rob King .... stunts
Anthony Kramme .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Ayers .... Steadicam operator
Mike Berman .... grip
Darwin Montana Browne .... dolly grip (as Darwin Browne)
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip (as Darwin Browne)
Kelly Clear .... gaffer
Chris Couto .... grip
James E. Cross .... grip
David Driver .... electrician
Martha Fay .... best boy electric
Dimitry Gelman .... grip
Michael Grady .... grip
Chris Leidholdt .... best boy grip
Manuel Luben .... grip
Kevin Overturf .... electrician
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera
Stephen Pizzo .... second assistant camera
Greg G. Reeves .... electrician
Arthur Roit .... grip
Marisé Samitier .... second second assistant camera
Mike Schwabenland .... electrician
David W. Slodki .... electrician
Troy Smith .... Steadicam operator
Alexander R. Sykes .... best boy grip
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician
Joseph Thompson .... grip
Chris Trillo .... electrician
Joseph Viles .... still photographer
Dan Zaitz .... still photographer
Casting Department
Mindy Johnson .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Billy Ray McKenna .... costume supervisor (as Billy R. Miller)
Editorial Department
Kendall A. Elliott .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Gary Kesell .... location manager
Steve Train .... location manager
Music Department
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Craig Braginsky .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Johnathan Gorman .... driver
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
William Brent Bell .... key set production assistant
Amy Cole .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Cort .... stand-in
Brian T. Finney .... stand-in
Lance Henriksen .... creative consultant
Tracy E. Paddock .... production coordinator
Cheryl Starbuck .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bad Company" - Europe (English title)
"Nature of the Beast" - USA (video box title)
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Rated R for hard drug use, strong language, a sex scene and some terror/violence
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:R18+ | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1995) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #33240)

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Reunites Lance Henrikson with Brion James after The Horror Show (1989).See more »
Adrian:I figured you'd be long gone by now. You must've lost your appetite in a big hurry, huh? I'd hate to think it's 'cause you didn't like me, Jack. I mean, you can see what an unfriendly place the world can be.
Jack Powell:What are you doing?
Adrian:I got no place to sleep, Jack.
Jack Powell:You're crazy.
Adrian:I'll tell on ya, Jack. I'll tell everyone what you got in that briefcase. Don't worry. I'm a man with a secret too myself.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »


How did Adrian get to the diner at the same time as jack?
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
"I'm a man with a secret too myself.", 19 June 2007
Author: johnny-08 from Rijeka, Croatia

I like movies in which I don't know what's happening until the end. This is one of them. Very underrated, something like "Secret Window" with Johnny Depp. Story is good and it's about Jack who's driving through Nevada and soon he picks Adrian, a mysterious man who don't want to go away from him even when Jack is trying to lose him. This story will keep you tense right till' the end. Only two important characters are Jack and Adrian and they are played by Lance Henriksen and Eric Roberts. Both of them are superb in their roles and they are keeping this movie interesting to watch. I would like to congratulate Mr.Roberts on this role because this is one of his greatest performances.Good plot and excellent actors are here, so all you need to do is watch this movie. You won't regret. I didn't.

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