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Badlands Movie Review Summary

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

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BADLANDS is the first movie of Terrence Malick, written, produced and directed by the director of THE THIN RED LINE in 1973.
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South Dakota, 1959. Martin -Kit Carruthers- Sheen, 25 years old, is a garbage collector who falls in love with Holly, a 15 years old young girl living alone with Warren Oates, her father, since her mother died when she was born. Oates is killed by Kit, and Kit and Holly disappear in the forest but are soon discovered by three vigilantes Kit murders in cold blood. Kit decide to drive through Montana State in order to reach Canada. While Kit is leaving more and more bloody clues behind them, Holly's love begins to fade.

Superb first movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals on the run Road trip    -   Yes Lover is...    -   criminal/bad doer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing

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