18 certificateBadlands is a Film programme that first aired in 1973 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Badlands is a 5 star programme

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Badlands (1973)

Directed by
Terrence Malick

Based on the Starkweather-Fugate murders in Nebraska in 1958, this dark, unsettling drama about a disillusioned young couple in 50s South Dakota who go on a killing spree, hiding out in the area's badlands as the law closes in.

An angry young garbage collector called Kit Caruthers (Martin Sheen) has always felt spurned by society so decides to kill his teenage girlfriend's father when he forbids him to see her.

He then takes his girlfriend, Holly Sargis (Sissy Spacek) with him as they set off on a violent journey to infamy. On their way towards the Badlands of Montana they leave a trail of dispassionate and seemingly random murders.

A very intriguing narrative without judgements, and lacking the usually sensational approach of this genre. Very good acting and directing, and beautiful photography. The script was based upon the true story of the Charles Starkweather and Caril-Ann Fugate murders in 1958.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1973

5/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Martin SheenMartin Sheen...Kit Carruthers
Image for Sissy SpacekSissy Spacek...Holly Sargis
Warren Oates...Holly's Father
Ramon Bieri...Cato
Alan Vint...Deputy
Gary Littlejohn...Sheriff
John Carter...Rich man
Bryan Montgomery...Boy
Gail Threlkeld...Girl
Charles Fitzpatrick...Clerk
Howard Ragsdale...Boss
John Womack Jr....Trooper
Dona Baldwin...Maid
Ben Bravo...Gas attendant