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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.

Director:

Chris Brinker

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

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 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
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Storyline

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whiskey Bay See more »

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Runtime:

| (Blu-ray Extended Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Title Song was written, composed & performed by The Directors (Chris Brinker) 13 y/o niece, Mikayla Brinker. Mikayla actually wrote the song as a memorial for her uncle Chris who passed away making the Film. The song title is Whiskey Bay (The Ballad of Lynn & Jesse). FYI - The original title of the Film was Whiskey Bay. See more »

Goofs

(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: [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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Soundtracks

The Jinx
Written by Jimmie Wood and Bob Thiele Jr.
Performed by Jimmie Wood
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Best retro nostalgia of recent years
22 April 2014 | by CasualViewSee all my reviews

Just 5-6 minutes in the whole movie (mostly dialogs) are slack, the rest kept me watching - very good sign. In general movie looks VERY professional and well made, including casting of actors, retro-decorations (but with modern editing and good pace), whole aura. I've been really touched by this re-make of 80-s.

On the negative side is somewhat primitive agenda: excessive use of neo-Nazi symbolics transposed on "southern planter" image definitely looks like "Zombie Nazi in Space" exploitation and reduces the value of references to "based on real events movie". "Big shootout" looks unrealistic, with all respect - even if they wanted to add some pepper to make action "hot" it's not another "Matrix", and to me it seems that for this specific type of movie director definitely over-used ammunition and slow-mo sequences.

However general impression is not spoiled and I want to applause.


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