Badland is a post-Civil War Western starring Kevin Makely as a lawman with a license to kill who’s hired to track down Confederate war criminals. He meets a tough pioneer woman (Mira Sorvino) who is hiding a few secrets of her own, and a tense drama unfolds in the badlands. Justin Lee wrote and directed this oater shot in Santa Clarita. The fine supporting cast includes Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern and Wes Studi.

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