"Suppose I shot you. How'd that be?"
is a 1973 film written and directed by Terrence Malick
, starring Martin Sheen
and Sissy Spacek
. Holly Sargis (Spacek) is a 15-year-old girl living in a small town in South Dakota in the late 1950s. She meets Kit Carruthers (Sheen), an anti-social young greaser and petty criminal ten years older than Holly who works as a garbageman. Holly's father forbids the relationship. Kit decides to run away with Holly, but when Holly's father interrupts him while he's packing her clothes, Kit impulsively shoots him to death. This begins a cross-country crime spree, as Kit and Holly flee through the badlands of South Dakota and into Montana, with bounty-hunters and police in pursuit.Badlands
was the first film by writer-director Malick. Orson Welles
is probably the only other director to make as big a splash
with a debut feature. It was Inspired By
the true-life murder spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate across Nebraska and Wyoming in 1958.
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