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The Nature of the Beast ()


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Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.

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Adrian (Dusty)
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Jack Powell
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Sheriff Gordon
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Manfred
William A. Temple ...
Elderly gentleman
Earl Theroux ...
Mr. Winneman
Lila Garrett ...
Mrs. Winneman
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Sheriff #1
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Patsy
Hollace Colburn ...
Counter waitress
Bob May ...
Trooper in diner
Sara Young ...
Lady in diner
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Trooper at roadblock
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Young man at motel (as Zachary Bogatz)
Curt Darling ...
Queasy deputy
Mark W. Johnson ...
Deputy Johnson
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Gerald
Ana Gabriel ...
Dahlia
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Gas station attendant
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Blue
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Harliss
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Little David
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Carol Powell
Marc Daniel ...
Paperboy
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Radio Newscaster / Truck Driver in Diner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Victor Salva

Written by

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Victor Salva ... (written by)

Produced by

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Daniel Grodnik ... producer
Ava Lazar ... associate producer
Robert Snukal ... producer
William B. Steakley ... line producer
John Tarnoff ... producer

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Bennett Salvay

Cinematography by

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Levie Isaacks

Film Editing by

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W. Peter Miller

Editorial Department

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Kendall A. Elliott ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Russell Gray
Mark Tillman

Production Design by

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Stephen Greenberg

Set Decoration by

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Susan Karmel

Costume Design by

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Mary Law Weir

Makeup Department

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Bridgett Ballou ... key makeup artist
Peggy Hannaman ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Tracy E. Paddock ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Craig Conolly ... second second assistant director
Ian McVey ... first assistant director
Glenn Steelman ... second assistant director

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Mark Anderson ... property master
Sean Haines ... set dresser (as David Sean Haines)

Sound Department

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James R. Einolf ... sound mixer
Eric Erslan ... boom operator
Matthew Gruber ... re-recording mixer
Kurt Kassulke ... re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak ... post-production sound supervisor
Dennis Sager ... mixing engineer
Erik Flockoi ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Rob King ... stunts
Anthony Kramme ... stunts
Cole S. McKay ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dan Ayers ... Steadicam operator
Mike Berman ... grip
Darwin Montana Browne ... dolly grip (as Darwin Browne) / key grip (as Darwin Browne)
Kelly Clear ... gaffer
Chris Couto ... grip
James E. Cross ... grip
David Driver ... electrician
Martha Fay ... best boy electric
Dimitry Gelman ... grip
Michael Grady ... grip
Chris Leidholdt ... best boy grip
Manuel Luben ... grip
Kevin Overturf ... electrician
Marie Pedersen ... first assistant camera
Stephen Pizzo ... second assistant camera
Greg G. Reeves ... electrician
Arthur Roit ... grip
Marisé Samitier ... second second assistant camera
Mike Schwabenland ... electrician
David W. Slodki ... electrician
Troy Smith ... Steadicam operator
Alexander R. Sykes ... best boy grip
Miguel Sánchez ... electrician
Joseph Thompson ... grip
Chris Trillo ... electrician
Joseph Viles ... still photographer
Dan Zaitz ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Mindy Johnson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Billy Ray McKenna ... costume supervisor (as Billy R. Miller)

Location Management

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Gary Kesell ... location manager
Steve Train ... location manager

Music Department

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Greg Townley ... scoring mixer
Craig Braginsky ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Johnathan Gorman ... driver
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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William Brent Bell ... key set production assistant
Amy Cole ... assistant production coordinator
Jason Cort ... stand-in
Brian T. Finney ... stand-in
Lance Henriksen ... creative consultant
Tracy E. Paddock ... production coordinator
Cheryl Starbuck ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

Jack meets Adrian out in Nevada. Adrian latches on to Jack, and won't go away. Jack tries to lose Adrian, but Adrian informs Jack not to mess with him, or he'll call the police because he knows Jack's secret. In the meantime, the car radio keeps blaring news reports of a serial killer in the area called "The Hatchet Man", as well as a theft of a huge sum of money from a local casino. Jack is concealing a briefcase, and wherever he and Adrian go, "The Hatchet Man" seems to strike within the vicinity! Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines All men are created evil. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nature of the Beast (United States)
  • Le passager (Canada, French title)
  • Bad Company (Europe, English title)
  • Hatchet Man (United Kingdom)
  • Bad Company (France)
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  • 91 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Victor Salva plays a customer at the start of the movie. He walks past Lance Henriksen in the diner. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Powder (1995). See more »
Quotes Adrian: There's two places they send people who are havin' too good a time. One's church, the other's prison. And I done time in both, Jack.
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