Year.............: 1972 Country..........: USA Audio............: 192Kbps AC3 stereo English Subtitles........: English Video Format.....: 16:9 DVD Source.......: DVD5 DVD Format.......: PAL DVD distributor..: http://www.oldies.com/product-view/3246GD.html Program..........: DVD Decrypter Bit Rate.........: average
Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the film with David Newman. It stars Barry Brown and Jeff Bridges as two of a group of young men that flee the draft during the American Civil War to seek their fortune and freedom on the unforgiving American frontier.
This acid western attempts in many ways to demythologize the American West in its portrayal of young men forced by circumstance and drawn by romanticized accounts to forge new lives for themselves on the wrong side of the law. Their initial eagerness to be outlaws soon abates, however, when the boys are confronted with the realities of preying on others in a nation ravaged by war and exploitation.
Its engaging performances, graceful direction, and the deftly written WGA-nominated screenplay from Benton and Newman all make this whimsical western perhaps one of the more tender, subtle and effective of the new "realist" Modernist Westerns of the 1960's and 70's.
The film runs approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG.
A truly excellent realistic western I remember watching as a kid many moons ago. Great to finally see it again. If you liked the recent Assassination of Jesse James, then you will appreciate this authentic and underrated movie.
This is the UK PAL retail edition. The picture is awfully noisy. Until something better comes along, this will have to do.