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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.

Director:

Francesco Lucente

Writer:

Francesco Lucente (screenplay)
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jamie Draven Jamie Draven ... Jerry Rice
Grace Fulton ... Celina Rice
Vinessa Shaw ... Nora Rice
Joe Morton ... Max Astin
Chandra West ... Oli Danilou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenae Adam Jenae Adam ... Kid at Playground #1
Luc Adam Luc Adam ... Kid at Playground #2
Larry Austin Larry Austin ... Motel Owner
Harvey Bourassa Harvey Bourassa ... Cafe Customer #1
Louie Campbell Louie Campbell ... Ray
Tom Carey ... Louie
Jake Church ... Stevie
Amy Cook Amy Cook ... Kid at Playground #3
Ryan Cook Ryan Cook ... Kid at Playground #4
Dennis Corrie Dennis Corrie ... Fire Captain Baker
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

war wound | murder | See All (2) »

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2008 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,924, 30 November 2007, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Badland Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of church exterior in Fort MacLeod three tornadoes formed in the sky above the steeple. They did not touch the ground. See more »

Soundtracks

ALL THE WILD HORSES
Performed by Ray LaMontagne (Ray LaMontagne)
Written by Ray LaMontagne
Courtesy of The RCA Record Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A film for our times.
1 October 2007 | by dudley-footSee all my reviews

A fantastic, moving, dramatic film about the casualties--at home--of the Iraq War..The devastating impact of one returning veteran's spin out of control demonstrates with hurricane force the effects of the psychologically-wounding war on his entire family and all those he comes in contact with.

The majestic musical score heightens the tension, but provides a level of calmness and beauty to an otherwise gut wrenching and frantic story line.

Grace Fulton as Celina, the veteran's young daughter is wise beyond her years. She gives tender and lighthearted relief to her bleak circumstances . Exceptional performance.

Vietnam had Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now", Michael Cimeno's "Deerhunter" and Hal Ashby's "Coming Home".

Writer/Director Francesco Lucente has given dramatic voice and a (rare) classic take on our current "war of choice" You will think about the context of this film and will want to take another look. We certainly will.

Dudley & Josephine Foot


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