Badlands (1973)

Badlands (1973)

Rating: 7.8/10 from 62,739 users
Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Crime / Drama | 1973 | 05 Jan 1974 (Brazil)

It's the late 1950s. Mid-twenty-something Kit is a restless and unfocused young man with a James Dean vibe and swagger which he has heard mentioned about him more than once. Fifteen year old Holly has a somewhat cold relationship with her sign painter father, if only because she is the primary reminder of his wife, who died of pneumonia when Holly was a child. The two meet when Holly and her father move from Texas to the small town where Kit lives, Fort Dupree, South Dakota. They slowly fall in love, something about which she cannot tell her father because of their age difference and Kit coming from the wrong side of the tracks. When he tries to take Holly away with him, Kit, on an impulse, shoots her father dead. After letting the initial emotions of the situation settle down, Holly decides voluntarily to go with Kit, they trying to make it look like they committed suicide in a house fire. But they soon learn that their plan did not work, there being a bounty on their heads. As such, Kit continues his murderous ways in order to protect the life he wants to eke out with Holly. She, on the other hand, wants to support Kit, especially as he begins to feel more and more trapped, but she may only be able to endure what looks increasingly to be a battle they cannot win as a couple. Through it all, they openly and privately muse about their philosophies on their life considering their current circumstance. Written by Huggo


Director: Terrence Malick

Writer: Terrence Malick

Company: Warner Bros.

Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins.

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Country: United States

Creator: n/A

Location: Rocky Ford, Colorado, USA


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: Mono

Tagline: He was 25 years old. He combed his hair like James Dean. She was 15. She took music lessons and could twirl a baton. For a while they lived together in a tree house. In 1959, she watched while he killed a lot of people.

User Review: 227

Writer: Terrence Malick

Cast: Martin Sheen / Sissy Spacek / Warren Oates / Ramon Bieri / Alan Vint / Gary Littlejohn / John Carter / Bryan Montgomery / Gail Threlkeld / Charles Fitzpatrick / Howard Ragsdale / John Womack Jr. / Dona Baldwin / Ben Bravo / Emilio Estevez / Li Po Lung / Terrence Malick / Charlie Sheen

Language: English / Spanish