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The Badge (2002)




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Billy Bob Thornton stars as Darl, a homophobic Louisiana sheriff assigned to investigate the murder of a local transsexual. Ever so gradually shedding his animosity toward the gay community, Darl finds himself shunned by his own friends and coworkers. But worse is still to come, as his investigation threatens to expose a far-reaching coverup by several high-ranking city and state politicians. Patricia Arquette costars as Scarlett, a stripper-prostitute who was once married to the murder victim. Originally slated for theatrical release under the title Behind the Badge, this film was reportedly shelved because of its marked resemblances to the like-vintage Billy Bob Thornton feature Monster's Ball. The Badge finally saw the light of day courtesy of the Starz! pay-cable TV service on September 7, 2002.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Sheriff Darl Hardwick
Sela Ward
as Carla
Ray McKinnon
as Deputy C.B.
Tom Bower
as Bull Hardwick
Julie Hagerty
as Sister Felicia
Marco St. John
as Big Six Rayburn
Michael Arata
as Governor
David Dahlgren
as Estill Sims
Marcus Lyle Brown
as Dep. Jackson
Audrey Marie Anderson
as Teenage Waitress
Ron Flagg
as Coach
Elaine West
as Darleen
Carol Sutton
as Pharmacy Lady
Michael Cahill
as Leo Atwood
Don Vesco
as Cash Haden
Eric Zudak
as Frat Boy #1
Brandon Grimes
as Frat Boy #2
John Wilmont
as John Doe
Lin Giangio
as Strip Club Waitress
Randy Austin
as Sweatsuit Guy
Rusty Walker
as Strip Club DJ
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Critic Reviews for The Badge

All Critics (6)

Depois da interessante primeira hora, o roteiro se acovarda e evita se aprofundar nos polêmicos temas que vinha abordando. Além disso, os buracos na trama e os personagens unidimensionais comprometem a história.

October 8, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

That Thornton transcends the material time and again is ultimately just the type of thing that shines light on the need for the material to be transcended.

February 12, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Predictable though enchanting..may be anomalous, it may unusual and it may be irresolute in parts, but it's definitely a well-performed and captivating piece of film

January 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Badge

(2002 Director Robbie Henson) Good movie stars Billy Bob Thornton with a very interesting role played by Patricia Arquette. Role by William Defoe as the local Southern (Louisiana) corrupt Judge.

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