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Plot: After Drew Dixon, an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land with a loose confederation of young vagrants.
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What a gem
In giving this an 8/10 rating, that goes into the top 7% or so of about 2500 movies I’ve viewed so far. Indeed, it falls right into that category of “one of the great films you most likely haven’t seen.” Why movies like this go unrecognized like they have is beyond me. If you’ve seen it, you already know what I’m talking about, so I wonder if I’m preaching to the converted here. I doubt I have much to say beyond what any other reviewers have already covered. This is a gritty and real, and yet also romanticized, take on the Western, beautifully shot (by DP Gordon Willis of the Godfather movies – enough said) and littered with dark comedy, not of the laugh-out-loud variety, but of the “these guys are so sad” variety. It also happens to be the second movie I’ve seen with both Jeff Bridges and David Huddleston, some 25 or so years prior to an actualized cult classic. The combination of these two actors in a film, appearing together in scenes only briefly, seems somehow, inexplicably, to touch a film with a certain genius.
Bad Company is directed and co-written by Robert Benton. The film opens with some soldiers going inside a house and dragging out a boy in a dress and throwing them in a wagon with other boys who have been avoiding conscription. The film was released in an era when some American men were avoiding the Vietnam draft for real.
Barry Brown is one such boy who is given some money by his parents and told to skip town and escape the draft but encounters Jeff Bridges who takes his money and later they team up with his young gang to seek a fortune in the wild west frontier yet they end up with misadventures along the way.
This western is an unromanticized story where the young men on the wrong side of law fall prey to bigger and meaner men. The film is elegiac in tone yet its peppered with humour and even playfulness between the two leads as they go through mutual distrust but Bad Company has no sweet coating.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Western
Director Robert Benton
Writer David Newman, Robert Benton
Actors Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,545 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm