Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

Classics from the Vault: Great Performances that Oscar Ignored (1980)

About Badlands

Badlands box art

Young garbageman Kit Carruthers (Martin Sheen) and his girlfriend, Holly (Sissy Spacek), kill Holly's father in South Dakota and hit the road on the run from the law. Writer-director Terrence Malick's script (for his feature film debut), based on real murders committed by a couple in 1958, does not judge its characters as they make their way to the Badlands of Montana, leaving a trail of senseless and random murders in their wake.

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Director: Terrence Malick

Release Year: 1973

Length: 95 minutes

Rating: PG

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