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The Badge (2002)

A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Darl Hardwick
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Scarlett
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The Judge
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Deputy Jackson
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Bull Hardwick
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Ornell
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Rhonda Hebert (as J.C. Seally)
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Sherry
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A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local trans individual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help from the people he once despised. Written by Jason Smith and Clavain

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Cindy Ingraham who is listed in the credits as "Additional Props" also has the byline on the newspaper article announcing that Judge Pendergast has resigned in the sex scandal. See more »

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On the way to New Orleans the camera is visible in the window of Darl's truck. See more »

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Sheriff Darl Hardwick: I'm beginnin' to think I liked you a lot better when you used to smoke all that reefer and we'd fuck in your Pinto.
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In the German end credits, Julie Hagerty's name is spelled "Julie Haggerty". See more »

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Billy's Blues
Performed and Produced by Jim Cregan and Robin Le Mesurier
Vocals by Billy Valentine
Warner Chappel Music Publishing USA
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Not BBThornton's best
28 June 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

They should've tried to let the public view this one in the theatres but I guess it wouldn't have made much success considering Monster's Ball totally overshadowed it. There are a lot of similarities between these 2 movies, not just the fact that BBob Thornton is in both, although he was definitely much better in the former. He pulls in a fine one in this movie, as usual but I wouldn't say it's his best role yet. I don't see Patricia Arquette too often so I don't really know how good an actress she is; in this movie, she's passable. William Devane usually plays the villains but this time, he plays a crooked judge but he doesn't really quite have that evil persona that he usually has. I kind of miss that. The other supporting cast members were rather good especially the real murderer. If you're perceptive enough, you'll probably know it's him somewhere along the movie but if not, just watch to the end. The movie might test your patience and seem like it would end in predictability but just sit it out. It's not a great movie but it's a good one.


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