BADLAND DOVES (2021) Review of female-focused Western

 

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‘Revenge is deadly’

Badland Doves is a 2021 American Western film about a group of young women seeking revenge on a murderous man protected by a whole town.

Written, photographed, directed by Paul Winters (Johnny Ringo; Amber and Grace; Run for the High Country; Cowboy Zombies; The Freeway Maniac). Produced by Patty Daniels-Winters and Paul Winters.

The Green Apple Productions movie stars Jessica Y. Martin, Sandy Penny, Michelle Nuquay and Elizabeth Selby.

Plot:

When masked men burst into the Silva family’s cabin in the Old West, gunning them all down as they sit at their dinner table, their daughter Regina (Jessica Y. Martin) is the only survivor of the grisly attack. Learning how to handle a gun, Regina hits the trail to seek justice.

When she takes a job at a local bordello where one of the young women has recently been brutally murdered, she realises they are seeking the same man, Pete Chalmers. The town is run by Pete’s father, and the local sheriff and town leaders are not only refusing to help but are protecting him. Along with the madam, Victoria (Sandy Penny), and the other ladies of the house, Cora (Michelle Nuquay) and Ekta (Elizabeth Selby), take revenge…

Reviews:

“Oh, Jessica Y. Martin and Sandy Penny attack their roles with gusto. But even they can’t muster enough gusto to rescue this low-budget affair. Problems include poorly-staged action scenes. […] But the biggest drawbacks are a complete lack of pizzazz and one of the most lame group of villains ever assembled for a Western.” Once Upon a Time in a Western [click the link to read full review]

Release:

In the US, Badland Doves was released on DVD by Green Apple Productions on October 19th 2021. The movie is also available to rent or buy via Amazon Prime Video.

Cast and characters (alphabetical):

Tyson Alexander … Hangman
Fredrick Charles Bevington III … Deputy Sheriff- Hanging Scene
Paul Bukoskey … Beau Carmichael
Jimmy Cochran … Johnny Brown
Sean Dillingham … Virgil Clark
Drew Duffer … Wayne
John H. Euber … Judge Thomas Belton
Manny Greenfield … Mr Chalmers
David A. Gudzinas … Jonathan Bartholomew
Henry Ibarra … Horacio Silva
Broderick Gucci Jones … Charles Fortner
Azra Kearns
Alaina Laethem … Addie Dane
Brett Lingenfelter … Alfred Niles
Jay Alfonso Lopez Jr. … Carl
John Marrs … Tom Black
Jessica Y. Martin … Regina Silva
Danielle McNichol … Miss Millie Minton
Michelle Nuquay … Cora Washington
Sandy Penny … Victoria Bonham
Harley Queen … Sarah Bonham
Richard O. Ryan … Henry Madsen
John Schile … Clarence the barber
Elizabeth Selby … Ekta
Mark Speno … Marshal Fred Howard
Phil Staley … Sheriff Ben Rudubaugh
Tommye Staley … Ida McCann
Dan Weisgerber … Doc Carruthers
Jeff Yazzie … Navajo Slim

Technical details:

85 minutes

Watch the trailer on IMDb

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