Jerry is a Marine who was a young patriot and idealist when he served in the first Gulf War but when deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jerry is an older man, a father of three and embittered by broken promises and unfulfilled desires. When Jerry returns home from his tour he has been transformed by the horrors committed that cannot be forgiven. He lives a life of poverty, his children afraid of him and his wife, Nora, unsympathetic and unhappy. When Jerry discovers that Nora has betrayed him, his anger and despair drive him to commit an act so heinous and irreversible that nothing he had experienced in combat could have prepared him for. BADLAND is a gut wrenching, poignant look at the aftermath of war on a returning Iraq war veteran and his family. It is the story of a man who loses his soul and how a daughters love and faith brings redemption to his unspeakable crimes.
UK Actor Jamie Draven evokes memories of the classic performance of Robert Mitchum in Night of the Hunter --WNYX-tv
A gritty, beautiful, well-told story with a raw, powerful punch --Los Angeles Times