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Writer:
Robby Henson (written by)
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Release Date:
7 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A small town sheriff. A big city murderer.
Plot:
A sheriff (Thornton) begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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(2 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Billy Bob Thornton ... Sheriff Darl Hardwick

Patricia Arquette ... Scarlett

William Devane ... The Judge

Sela Ward ... Carla Hardwick

Julie Hagerty ... Sister Felicia

Marcus Lyle Brown ... Deputy Jackson

Ray McKinnon ... Deputy C.B.

Tom Bower ... Bull Hardwick

Audrey Marie Anderson ... Teenage Waitress
John McConnell ... Ornell
J.C. Sealy ... Rhonda Hebert (as J.C. Seally)
Ron Flagge ... Gooch
Huey Alexander ... Cletus

Deana Carter ... Sherry
Mark Krasnoff ... Squeegee

Jerry Leggio ... Henry

Jena Malone ... Ashley Hardwick

Rick Dial ... Doc
Dalphanie Brown ... Glena
Elaine West ... Darleen
Carol Sutton ... Pharmacy Lady

Michael Arata ... Gov. Joe Breraton
David Dahlgren ... Estill Sims
Michael P. Cahill ... Lee Atwood (as Michael Cahill)

Marco St. John ... Big Six Rayburn

Don Yesso ... Cash Haden

Hill Harper ... Gizmo
Marva Moncrieffe ... Psychic

Thomas Haden Church ... David Hardwick

Michael Hitchcock ... Luna
Eben French Mastin ... Bouncer
Bradley Picklesheimer ... Tiffany (as Bradley Picklesimer)
Eric Zudak ... Frat Boy #1
Brandon Grimes ... Frat Boy #2
Njema Williams ... Gator

Sally Kemper ... Astrid (as Sally Auzine)
John Wilmot ... John Doe (as John Wilmont)

Lin Ciangio ... Strip Club Waitress
Randy Austin ... Sweatsuit Guy

Ritchie Montgomery ... Trucker
Allen Henderson ... Trooper
John Cade ... Cop
Jimmie Adams ... Band on Stage - Drums / Vocals (as The Don Rich Band)
Lynn Blanchard ... Band on Stage - Bass Guitar (as The Don Rich Band)
Don Rich ... Band on Stage - Vocals, Keyboards / Accordion (as The Don Rich Band)
Mike Steen ... Band on Stage - Trumpet / Trombone (as The Don Rich Band)
Mark Templet ... Band on Stage - Vocals / Guitar (as The Don Rich Band)
Rusty Walker ... Strip Club D.J.
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clay Gann ... Bartender #2 in the strip club

Cyd Casados ... Mona (uncredited)

Chris Fry ... Sugar Cane Farmer (uncredited)
Kyle Jason Louque ... Protester (uncredited)
Ann Mills ... Churchgirl (uncredited)
Eric William Pierson ... Squirelly Boyfriend (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robby Henson 
 
Writing credits
Robby Henson (written by)

Produced by
Alicia Allain .... co-producer
Paul Brooks .... executive producer
Danny Dimbort .... executive producer
Chris Edmonds .... associate producer
Randall Emmett .... executive producer
George Furla .... executive producer
Bruce Heller .... co-producer
Rick Hess .... executive producer
Larry Katz .... co-producer
Avi Lerner .... executive producer
Jeff Levine .... executive producer: Golden Circle Films
Trevor Macy .... executive producer
John Morrissey .... producer
Joey Nittolo .... executive producer
Brian Oliver .... executive producer
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Jeff Rice .... executive producer
Norm Waitt .... executive producer
M. Dal Walton III .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Bergeaud 
Otis Taylor (music composed and performed by)
 
Cinematography by
Irek Hartowicz  (as Ireneusz Hartowicz)
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Clark Hunter 
 
Art Direction by
Max Biscoe 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Zito 
 
Costume Design by
Pamela Lee Incardona 
 
Makeup Department
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (as Carol Doran)
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup artist: Mr. Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Allison Gordon .... key makeup artist
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist: Patricia Arquette
Paige Reeves .... makeup artist
Donna Spahn .... key hair stylist
Joani Yarbrough .... hair stylist: Mr. Thornton
 
Production Management
D. Scott Lumpkin .... production manager
David Parmenter .... post-production supervisor (as Dave Parmenter)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine .... first assistant director
Leonard Reynolds .... second second assistant director
J.B. Tyson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jack Blanchard .... swing gang
Paul Blanchard .... swing gang
Scot Broadus .... property master
David Erwin .... on-set dresser
Holly Goline .... assistant property master
Cindy Ingraham .... additional props
Frits Jetten .... assistant property master
Tim Jones .... assistant property master
Sidney J. Lambert .... on-set dresser (as Sid Lambert)
Daniel Lynn .... additional art director
Karen McGinnis .... art department assistant
Patrick McGuire .... lead man (as Pat McGuire)
John Paterson .... construction coordinator
Larry Spurlock .... lead scenic
Jeff Stone .... art department assistant
Chuck Stringer .... construction foreman
Sarah J. Thompson .... art department buyer (as Sarah Thompson)
 
Sound Department
Dave Adams .... sound utility
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer (as Matthew Beville)
John Boyd .... sound re-recording mixer
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Clark .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Clark .... sound supervisor
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Mick Davies .... boom operator
Antoinette Faragallah .... foley artist
Skip Godwin .... sound mixer (as Skip Goodwin)
Vienna Goodwin .... boom operator
Whit Norris .... sound mixer
Nancy Nugent .... adr recordist
Stephen Parise .... sound effects editor
Scott Reed .... sound services manager
Clifford Rodwell .... assistant sound editor
Colin Rogers .... adr mixer
Colin Rogers .... adr recordist
Colin Rogers .... background sound editor
Craig Schafer .... foley mixer
Craig Schafer .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Schultz .... dialogue editor (as Alan Schultz)
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
David K. Nami .... special effects (as David Nami)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeffery Almeida .... digital effects producer
Sarah Jackson-Seirafi .... visual effects producer
Ziad Seirafi .... CGI supervisor: titles
Dan Walker .... digial opticals
 
Stunts
John Cade .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bates .... electrician
Paul Beard .... electrician
Andrew Bikichky .... first assistant camera
George Billinger III .... camera operator (as George Billinger)
Buddy Carr .... dolly grip
Gilly Charbonnet .... key grip
Brian Davis .... second assistant camera
David C. Edwards .... assistant camera
Chris Ekstrom .... grip
Sean Finnegan .... electrician
Lavelle Higgins .... electrician
Vic Keatley .... best boy electric (as Victor Keatly)
Ian Lench .... first assistant camera: second camera
Mike McLaughlin .... chief lighting technician
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... lighting technician (as Chewie Papas)
Forrest Perryman .... swing grip
Daniel Rector .... grip
Michael L. Smith .... grip (as Michael Smith)
Lynda Vincent .... camera loader
Don W. Wegner .... best boy grip (as Don Wegner)
 
Casting Department
Dee Cothern .... local casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dana Embree .... set costumer
Caroline Eselin .... set costumer
Heather Sladinski .... assistant costume designer
Liz Staub .... set costumer
Andrea Sweet .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Erica Mireles Folsey .... assistant editor (as Erica Acevedo)
David Jaeckin .... color timer (as Dave Jaeckin)
Erica Miralles .... assistant editor
Jack Paulson .... assistant editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gus Furla .... music supervisor
Stephen Parise .... music editor
Rick Clark .... music consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Butch Chaney .... transportation captain
Bruce Chittom .... transportation co-coordinator
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
Willie D. Partin .... driver
Eugene Talbot .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
John Bilich .... additional location scout
Gus Bonin .... location scout
Tom Clark .... lawyer
Carol Turley Cohen .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Billy Collins Jr. .... production accountant
Phyllis Comeaux .... assistant: Robby Henson
David Coner .... set production assistant
Jared Day .... Stand-in for Billy Bob Thornton
Sean Donnelly .... assistant to producer
Sean J. Donnelly .... production coordinator
Chris Doss .... executive in charge of finance
Patrick J. Gorman .... production consultant
Patrick J. Gorman .... production legal
Dana A. Hanby .... location manager (as Dana Hanby)
Ben Harrell .... assistant coordinator
Sanford Hatcher .... craft service
Ande Hecht-Endewardt .... post-production accountant: The Audit Trail
Josh Lewis .... office production assistant
K. Lynn Martin .... script supervisor
Michael Messina .... set production assistant
Melissa Morgan .... production assistant
Kathy Chambless Oliver .... assistant production coordinator (as Kathy Chambless)
David Albert Pierce .... production consultant
Brian Pitt .... key set production assistant
Tonia Pound .... set production assistant
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs
Terence Rosemore .... set production assistant (as Terrance Rossmore)
Barry 'Smash' Steadman .... set production assistant
Cheramie Waller .... office production assistant
M. Dal Walton III .... production executive: Emmett Furla Films
Steven Weidenbacher .... assistant location manager
Jared Day .... stand-in: Billy Bob Thornton (uncredited)
Ladd Vance .... production executive: Nittolo Entertainment (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Justice" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
103 min
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Trivia:
For what it's worth, Mona's dead body on the morgue table is a woman's, not a man's. The crests of the iliac, the hip bone, are pronounced, as they are in a woman's pelvic girdle. What this means is that the body was born female and couldn't have been a genotypic male with added breasts, which is the explanation offered by the M.E.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Darl is talking with Carla outside her house, the door of Carla's car changes from opened to closed several times.See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent NightSee more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Voyeur in the bayou, 12 July 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

This film never had a chance as a commercial feature, but it should have been seen in spite of some weak parts. Robby Henson, directing his own material, proves he can tell a good story. If one adds to this the atmosphere of crooked politicians in Louisiana, the possibilities are endless.

The film holds one's interest until one realizes who is the person who killed Mona. The director gives a clue while the sheriff is going in a different direction, either voluntarily, or just to tease us. The other thing that is not resolved is the relationship between Darl and Carla, his stranged wife, and with his daughter, who is hanging out with the wrong crowd.

"The Badge" is a much better film than some of the trash that is being shown these days. The film owes a great deal to Billy Bob Thornton, who is the epitome of this rural sheriff. Mr. Thornton acts instinctively; he is a natural and he makes this character his own.

Also notable in the film is Patricia Arquette, who plays Scarlett, the stripper with a heart in its right place. William Devane's character should have been a lot more slimier because that's what we are expecting of him.

Will look forward to the next film by this promising director.

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