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Bad Country (2014)

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In 1980s Louisiana a police detective (W.Dafoe) arrests a contract killer (M.Dillon). To be with his wife (Amy Smart) and newborn, he becomes an informant and assists in taking down the crime ring boss etc. FBI, blood and revenge follows.


Chris Brinker


Jonathan Hirschbein (screenplay), Mike Barnett (story) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Jesse Weiland
Willem Dafoe ... Bud Carter
Neal McDonough ... Daniel Kiersey
Amy Smart ... Lynn Weiland
Chris Marquette ... Martin Fitch
Don Yesso ... Mike 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 Shepard
Patrick Brinker Patrick Brinker ... Detective Cobb
Jeff Leaf ... David Marandino
Bill Duke ... John Nokes


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 Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Where violence begets violence


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Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiskey Bay See more »

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Catfish tells Jesse it's a great day "in Louisiana". No true Louisianan redneck would pronounce all the syllables but instead say "Luzzy-ana". See more »


When the cops conduct a raid on Jesse's house and Bud searches through the kitchen freezer, a box of frozen Pepperidge Farm Garlic flavored Texas Toast sits in the freezer door. Pepperidge Farm didn't introduce its Texas Toast line until the 1990's, despite the film taking place in 1983. See more »


[first lines]
Bud Carter: [voice over] 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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What to Expect: Bad Country
9 July 2014 | by Film Watchin FoolSee all my reviews

Why You Might Like It: The film has plenty of big names (Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Amy Smart) that all do a solid job in their roles. No one stands out as being amazing, but they all play their parts well. I thought the most impressive thing about the movie was that the stage is set very nicely by some great cinematography and scenery that seems to put you in the film. There is plenty of action, drama, and suspense to keep you entertained and it makes for a good crime/thriller film.

Why You Might Not Like It: As mentioned, while the cast is well put together, I didn't feel any of them were outstanding in the film. I think the biggest downfall will be that viewers might expect this movie to better than the product that they view, but it is honestly just a slightly above average film in the crime/thriller genre. There is nothing about the film that is terrible, but not really anything that makes it stand out either.

Acting/Casting: 6*

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 6.5*

Plot/Characters: 6*

Entertainment Value: 6*

Total - 6+6.5+6+6 = 24.5/4 = 6.125*

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