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When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when the ... See full summary »

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When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring. So when the syndicate orders Carter's death and Weiland's ID'd as a snitch, the two team up to take down the mob and the crime boss who ordered the hit. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Whiskey Bay  »

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In "Platoon", Dafoe was the "good" sergeant and Berenger was the "bad" sergeant; in "Bad Country", Dafoe was the good guy and Berenger the bad guy. See more »

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The record player used by Bud to play albums is set to 45 rpm. LP albums are played at the 33 rpm speed on record players. See more »

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Bud Carter: South Louisiana in the 1980s was a different kind of time and place. Some called it lawless. But it wasn't. Others said we just got a certain way of doing things down here. But it ain't that either. Instead, I call it what it was. Hell with the lid off.
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Whiskey Bay (The Ballad of Lynn and Jesse)
Composed by Mikayla Brinker
Performed By Mikayla Brinker
Recorded / Mixed By Dylan Berry / Smash Haus Music Group
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Could have been much better
10 March 2014 | by (hillsboro, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Bad Country is watchable with some real heavyweight talent and a setting that promises great viewing. But, because of poor character development and overall production it falls far short of anything but average.

No blame to Matt Dillon or Willem Dafoe, both carrying the movie with excellent performances. In fact, Dillon's involvement in almost any project automatically guarantees reliable entertainment. And Dafoe is as gritty and pained as usual, just what you might expect.

But, the script is shallow, the sound editing amateurish, and the overall cinematography average. The final, expected scene can't be saved by the actors when all the technical facets pull together in a below average manner.

This could have been much better. So many elements are in place that Bad Country practically screams for the sort of polish and technique the cast deserves. I have no doubt that in the hands of Mann or Bay demands would have been made and ideas enforced to carry this movie to the box office with some real effect. As it is, by the end I could only wonder what could have been.

Watch it, but don't expect much.


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