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Bad Country
Bad CountryA conscientious Louisiana detective
  winds up working with the contract killer
  he persuades to turn informant when
  he goes up against the most powerful
  crime ring in the South, headed by
  a notorious gangster who has ordered
  their execution in the gripping thriller
  Bad Country..
.”

NEEDING INSIDER HELP, Baton Rouge Police Detective "Bud" Carter (the terrific, Two-time Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe — Best Supporting Actor: Shadow of the Vampire, 2001; Best Supporting Actor, Platoon, 1986) convinces Jesse Weiland (Academy-Award Nominee Matt Dillon — Best Supporting Actor Crash, 2006), the contract killer he has arrested, to turn informant as he takes on a powerful crime ring headed by the cold-blooded Lutin Adams (superbly played by Academy Award Nominee Tom Berenger — Best Supporting Actor, Platoon, 1986).

During a Police raid on Jesse's home, his wife Lynn (sympathetically played by Amy Smart: Crank) goes into labour and gives birth to a little boy. Jesse is worried about the safety of his family if he double-crosses Adams but, facing the prospect of a long-term prison sentence for the crimes he has committed, is willing to do a deal with Bud.

The gritty action thriller
Bad Country,
described as a modern
film noir,
is a tense and
exhilarating trip through
the dangerous world
of narcotics
where nobody is safe...”
He is released from prison, leaving behind his brother Tommy (Christopher Weiland) who is terrified of being left in prison on his own.

When "Catfish" Stanton (John Edward Lee) goes on a killing spree, nobody is safe. Bud will have to move in hard and fast if he is to nail the killer and keep Jesse and his family safe.

But will Jesse's decision to go straight cost him dear and place him in the line of fire or will Bud and his colleagues in the Force be able to put Adams securely behind bars before everything gets out of hand?

The gritty action thriller Bad Country, described as a modern film noir, is a tense and exhilarating trip through the dangerous world of narcotics where nobody is safe.

Bad Country also features: Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger) as Daniel Kiersey; Chris Marquette (Alpha Dog) as Martin Fitch; Don Yesso as Mike Bannock; Kevin Chapman (Television's Person of Interest) as Daniel Morris; Alex Sowitz as Buzz McKinnon; John Lafayette as Keith; Dylan Yesso as Spider; and Bill Duke (X Men: The Last Stand) as John Nokes.

The evocative Music is by Jeff Danna and John Fee; Music Supervisor is Joe Paganelli; Director of Photography is Zoran Popovic; Screenplay by Jonathan Hirschbein (Road to Paloma), from a Story by Mike Barnett, Bud Connor, Tom Abernathy and Jonathan Hirschbein; Produced by Chris Brinker, Kevin Chapman, Jim Crabbe, Scott Einbinder, Nancy Green-Keyes and Matthew Rhodes; Directed by Chris Brinker (Producer of The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day).

* The high-stakes dramatic crime thriller Bad Country is released on DVD & Digital in the UK by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 10 March 2014. Running Time: Approximately 1 hour and 40 Minutes.

DVD Bonus material: Deleted Scenes | Taking Down An Empire Featurette: go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to hear about the process of taking the film from script to screen and shooting on location in Louisiana.

"The gritty action thriller Bad Country, described as a modern film noir, is a tense and exhilarating trip through the dangerous world of narcotics where nobody is safe" Maggie Woods