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Badland (2007)

R | | Drama | 8 May 2008 (Germany)
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An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.



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Credited cast:
Jamie Draven ...
Jerry Rice
Celina Rice
Nora Rice
Max Astin
Oli Danilou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenae Adam ...
Kid at Playground #1
Luc Adam ...
Kid at Playground #2
Larry Austin ...
Motel Owner
Harvey Bourassa ...
Cafe Customer #1
Louie Campbell ...
Amy Cook ...
Kid at Playground #3
Ryan Cook ...
Kid at Playground #4
Dennis Corrie ...
Fire Captain Baker


An American soldier is unable to cope with the realities of daily life after he returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

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war wound | murder | See All (2) »


When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross. Sinclair Lewis



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong disturbing violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Germany)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filming of the two minute scene in front of Mackenzie House in Fort MacLeod took more than five days to shoot because of delays caused by the strange winds that caused the camera batteries to die after only one or two takes were shot. See more »


Performed by Ludek Drizhal
Written & Produced by Ludek Drizhal
Used with permission by Badland Corporation
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4 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Badland is a must for everyone. The film is harrowing and emotionally draining. It certainly packs a punch. Jamie Draven acts his part superbly as an anguished and desperate man- and his American accent is even passable! There is very much an atmosphere of claustrophobia and desolation running through the story that it is quite spine chilling in its effect.I believe this will have quite an impact on audiences on release. The only criticism might be that it is too long- there were scenes that could have been shortened. But the overall effect was spellbinding. Congratulations to Badland Films for a believable story brought to us with all the inherent pain and guilt that the main character portrays. His pain is deafening. Congratulations to Jamie Draven too- an ideal choice.

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