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Bad Country -- 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.

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Writers:
Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay) and
Tom Abernathy (story)
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Where violence begets violence
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When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Matt Dillon ... Jesse Weiland

Willem Dafoe ... Bud Carter

Neal McDonough ... Daniel Kiersey

Amy Smart ... Lynn Weiland

Chris Marquette ... Martin Fitch

Don Yesso ... Captain Bannock

Kevin Chapman ... Daniel Morris

Christopher Denham ... Tommy Weiland

Alex Solowitz ... Buzz McKinnnon

John Edward Lee ... Catfish Stanton

Ritchie Montgomery ... Nady Grace

Frederick Weller ... Detective Shepherd
Patrick Brinker ... Detective Cobb

Jeff Leaf ... David Marandino

Bill Duke ... John Nokes

Tom Berenger ... Lutin Adams

Lazarus Jackson ... ATF Agent Watkins

Aldo Juliano ... Long Haired Gunman

Dane Rhodes ... Edgard Billings

Lex D. Geddings ... Gerald Kaye

Jake La Botz ... Jacket
Mike Barnett ... Duty Guard
Don 'Bud' Connor ... Judge Donner

John Lafayette ... Keith

J.D. Evermore ... Murphy - Captain of the Guards
Pat Fisher ... 'Ma' Carter

Ron Gural ... Robert Sherman
Matt Thompson ... Jake
Hugh Wilson ... Charlie Broward

Eddie Matthews ... Prison guard
Dylan Yesso ... Spider
John Braymer ... District Attorney
Erika Bruun-Andersen ... Sherry
Gayle James ... Lutin's Girl #1
Caitlin Kearney ... Lutin's Girl #2
Mike Quintana ... Libyan

James Lew ... Doctor
Roger Behle ... Bistro Musician

Mary Lane Haskell ... Newscaster
Duane Cothren ... Police Officer
Jarvis Green ... Black Prisoner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Garth Currie ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Bobby Greer ... Dining Patron / Bar Scene (uncredited)
Zach Hartman ... Club Patron (uncredited)

Stephanie Harvey ... News Anchor (V.O.) (uncredited)

Luke Hawx ... Doorman (uncredited)
Charles Hunt ... Bouncer #2 (uncredited)
De'Cha LaVeau ... Bar Patron / Gun Shot Scene (uncredited)

Hans Marrero ... Naseem (uncredited)
J. Travis Merendino ... Crew Gunman (uncredited)
Gustavo I. Ortiz ... Lybian Mafia (uncredited)
James Ourso ... Skinhead #1 (uncredited)
Michael Rhoads ... Uniform Patrol Deputy (uncredited)

Jason Stanly ... Uniformed Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Ronn Surels ... Henchman (uncredited)

Shirley Tregre ... Dining Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Uzzell ... Deputy Sheriff Leigh (uncredited)
Bob Walker ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Glen Warner ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Olga Wilhelmine ... Waitress (uncredited)
Jesse Yarborough ... Deputy Sheriff (Scott) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Brinker 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay & story)

Don 'Bud'Connor  story
Tom Abernathy  story
Mike Barnett  story
Don 'Bud' Connor  story
Jonathan Hirschbein  writer

Produced by
Tom Abernathy .... associate producer
Mike Barnett .... executive producer
Chris Brinker .... producer
Mike Brinker .... executive producer
Justin Bursch .... executive producer
Don Carmody .... executive producer
Kevin Chapman .... producer
Don 'Bud' Connor .... executive producer
Jim Crabbe .... producer
Michael J. Duthie .... associate producer
Scott Einbinder .... producer
Nancy Green-Keyes .... producer
Cole Hauser .... executive producer
David Krintzman .... executive producer
Jonah Loop .... executive producer
Patrick Newall .... executive producer
Mike Quintana .... co-producer
Charles Rapp .... line producer
Matthew Rhodes .... producer
Steve Riley .... associate producer
Jeff Steen .... executive producer (as Lias J. 'Jeff' Steen)
Don Yesso .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
John Fee 
 
Cinematography by
Zoran Popovic 
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Howard E. Smith 
 
Production Design by
Tom Lisowski 
 
Set Decoration by
Monique Champagne 
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. McLeod 
 
Makeup Department
Budd Bird .... key hair stylist
Kim Collea .... makeup department head
Claire Rav .... assistant makeup artist
Toby Sells .... special makeup effects designer: Toby Sells Creature Make up FX Shop
Marissa A. Smith .... wig maker
Rick Stratton .... special tattoos
Ashley Walsh .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Justin Bursch .... unit production manager
Sean Halloran .... production supervisor
Cj Stewart .... post-production manager: dailies
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... first assistant director
Mike Brinker .... first assistant director: second unit
Sara Hartman .... additional second assistant director
Julie McCoy .... second second assistant director
Aaron Walters .... key second assistant director
Ron Yuan .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kody Chamberlain .... storyboard artist
Clayton Davis .... set dresser
Clayton Davis .... set dresser
Jack Finch .... graphic artist
Danny Florian .... set dresser
David Goodwin .... set designer
Jeff Hinds .... props
Ryan LeBlanc .... set dresser
Jordan Lightner .... props
Arthur Kirk Martin .... set dresser (as Kirk Martin)
Justin Meriwether .... set dresser
Scotty Morris .... leadman
Jeffrey M. O'Brien .... property master
Jason Oertling .... key scenic
Jason Oertling .... lead scenic
Mark Perot .... set dresser
Danielle Poret .... art department coordinator
Miranda Sink .... art department assistant
Elliot Westphal .... on set dresser
 
Sound Department
Fletcher Alliston .... sound mixer
Matthew Armstrong .... boom operator
Jay Fisher .... ADR mixer
Phil Hadaway .... adr recordist
Michael B. Koff .... production sound mixer
Daniel Kuzila .... sound utility
Mark LeBlanc .... splinter unit sound
James A. Moore .... sound editor
Jamey Osborne .... sound utility
James Eck Rippie .... sound
Marc Uddo .... boom operator
Jonathan Michael Wade .... sound utility
Tristan Warren .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Tarn Fox .... visual effects artist
Brett C. Johnson .... visual effects production assistant
Rian Danielle Johnson .... visual effects coordinator
Jonah Loop .... visual effects supervisor
D.J. Shea .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Clayton J. Barber .... stunt performer
Kevin Beard .... stunt performer
John Bernecker .... stunt double: Matt Dillon
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Trace Cheramie .... stunts
Mark De Alessandro .... stunt actor
Danny Epper .... stunt player
Jeff Galpin .... stunt performer
Lex D. Geddings .... stunt actor
Luke Hawx .... stunt performer
Casey Hendershot .... stunt performer
Luciano Acuna Jr. .... stunt performer
Nito Larioza .... stunt performer
Jean Claude Leuyer .... stunt performer
James Lew .... co-fight choreographer
James Lew .... co-stunt coordinator
Hans Marrero .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts: prison guard
Tom McComas .... stunt coordinator
Tom McComas .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
J. Travis Merendino .... stunt performer (as Travis Merindino)
James Northrup .... stunts
Michael Ortiz .... stunt performer
George Quinones .... stunt performer
Zack Roberts .... stunts
Erik Schultz .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Seal .... stunts
Sonny Sison .... stunt performer
Ronn Surels .... stunts
Matt Thompson .... stunts
Mike Wilson .... co-fight choreographer
Mike Wilson .... co-stunt coordinator
Kenny Wong .... utility stunts
Ron Yuan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Acheson .... camera operator
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Joshua Anderson .... 2nd unit gaffer: new orleans
Adam Beard .... grip
Maxwell Beard .... dolly grip
Guy Broussard .... set lighting technician
Jesse Brunt .... 2nd unit dp
Kevin Coignet .... lighting technician
Stephen Early .... first assistant camera
Chris Flowers .... electrician
Bradley Floyd .... lighting technician
Cody Gautreau .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Daniel Greenup .... set electrician
Matthew Brady Harris .... electrician
Danny Horne .... first assistant camera
Richard Landry .... second unit: gaffer
Gregg Marion .... lighting technician
Trenton McRae .... best boy electric
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Manuel Rojas .... camera operator: "a" camera
Manuel Rojas .... steadicam operator
Joe Sökmen .... key rigging grip
Steven Lee Tyler .... lighting technician
Stephen Vicari .... second assistant camera
Sergio Villegas .... rigging gaffer
Sterling Wiggins .... second assistant camera
Jared Wilcox .... lighting technician
Christopher Williams .... unit gaffer
Robert Zas .... grip
 
Casting Department
Brent Caballero .... casting director: Louisiana
Hank Langlois .... extras casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Algood .... costumer
Suzanne M.B. Chambliss .... seamstress
Shareen Chehade .... costume supervisor
Emily Heyman .... costume assistant
Kizzie Autumn Martin .... set costumer
Emily Meroney .... costume assistant
Lauren Nicotera .... costume buyer
Britany Viguerie .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kristina Allison .... head of post-production
Tony Ciccone .... additional editor
Matt Hanchey .... dailies
Ryan Hymel .... assistant editor
Ryan Hymel .... dailies editor
Erin Nicole Wyatt .... assistant editor
Jason Yanuzzi .... colorist
 
Location Management
Charlie French .... locations
Curt Jackson .... location assistant
Ryan Chase Lee .... location assistant
Candace Mayfield .... location manager
Willard Pennington .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Dylan Berry .... composer: additional music
Dylan Berry .... ending credits score
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra .... orchestra
James Fitzpatrick .... contractor
Jan Holzner .... orchestra recording engineer
Adam Klemens .... conductor
Vitek Kral .... score engineer assistant
Noah Lifschey .... composer: additional music
Joe Paganelli .... music supervisor
Dan Parr .... orchestrator
John Whynot .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Richard Brown .... picture car consultant
Monica W. Fuller .... driver
Mike Holubar .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
John Bails .... executive in charge of financing
Ashley Brahm .... production coordinator
Morey Butler .... armorer
Jennifer Carriere .... script supervisor
Kristy Choo .... production secretary
Holly Dellocono .... office production assistant
Erin Forbes .... production assistant
Erin Foster .... assistant: Willem Dafoe
Will French .... executive in charge of financing
Kristin Garlington .... assistant production coordinator
Gabriel Gator Guilbeau .... key crafts service (as Gabriel Guilbeau)
Sara Hartman .... key set production assistant
Zach Hartman .... production assistant
Scott Herrick .... first assistant accountant
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Joe Kirkpatrick .... director assistant
Skipper Landry .... stand in/double
Jordan Little .... production assistant
Barbara Long .... production accountant
Rikki Longanecker .... cast assistant: Matt Dillon
Michael Andrew Mann .... payroll accountant
Stephen Meagher .... crafts service
Daniel A. Mondschain .... physical production executive
Diego Daniel Pardo .... dialect coach: Mr. Dillon, prep.
Stephen Roberts .... executive in charge of financing
Wendy Shepherd .... online services
Wendy Sill .... post production accountant
Garin Sparks .... on set medic
Dave Stevens .... set production intern
Danielle Stiner .... key set production assistant
Steven W. Ulrich .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Aaron Cruze .... the producers wish to thank
Dave Rhodes .... special thanks
Brook Yeaton .... special thanks
 

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95 min | 105 min (Blu-ray Extended Edition)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 52 mins) When Jesse has Catfish against the truck, you can see the adhesive holding on Jesse's fake mustache during the closeup.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Hard boiled, southern fried crime piece, 30 August 2015
Author: NateWatchesCoolMovies from Canada

Bad Country, or Whiskey Bay as it was originally titled, is an overlooked tale of pulpy bayou set crime moodiness, with an exceptional cast, and despite being a direct to video, anonymous addition to the stream of films of its ilk that nobody gives a chance because they're not garnering any buzz, it's a really committed, well made flick, and based on a true story as well (how closely, I couldn't tell ya). Willem Dafoe gives zest and enthusiasm, playing Louisiana detective Bud Carter, a roughneck who makes an undercover arrest which leads to Aryan hard ass criminal Jesse Weiland (Matt Dillon), who might just be the key in bringing down an entire crime syndicate based in the area. Dillon, who's been keeping a low profile as of late, is excellent as Weiland, a nasty ex con with a violent streak who's informing for Bud to protect his wife (Amy Smart) and newborn son. Up against him and Bud is psychopathic southern dandy crime lord Lutin Adams (Tom Berenger). Berenger is an old pro and plays Adams to the hilt, giving us an evil Colonel Sanders with an unsettling Cajun accent and simmering nastiness. Neal McDonough is a slimy lawyer, and Bill Duke, and Don Yesso provide solid support. Dafoe and Berenger have a nice Platoon reunion moment in a bloody fistfight. It's a dirty, unglamorous look at the sad life of criminals and the men pursuing them. It's got a bleak, unrelenting tone of misery, but sticks to its guns, follows through with its story and provides solid entertainment.

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