• Bad Company (1972)

Bad Company

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Out of the frying pan and into the fire: Civil War draft dodger Drew Dixon (Barry Brown) avoids the horrors of war by fleeing west, only to become mixed up with a gang of lawless youths led by the debonair con man Jake Rumsey (Jeff Bridges). The allure of a free-spirited desperado life is quickly spoiled by a series of mishaps that leave the bandits lacking food and money, and in constant fear of more sinister criminals like Big Joe (David Huddleston).

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston, John Savage, Jerry Houser, Damon Cofer, Joshua Hill Lewis

Director: Robert Benton

Genres: Comedy , Western

Production Co: Jaffilms

Keywords: Growing up, House, Fall, Rivalry, Escape, Survival, Soldier, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Though they're a good pair (Hopkins and Rock), this isn't a very good movie. It's slick but hollow. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I won't tell you I didn't enjoy parts of Bad Company, because I did. But the enjoyment came at moments well-separated by autopilot action scenes and stunt sequences that outlived their interest. show more

  • 63
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    There is much more suspense in this sequence than a similar scene in last week's "The Sum of All Fears" -- which wasn't intended to be funny. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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