Bad Company

Synopsis: A group of naive boys find that life as desperadoes in the west is more serious that they understood when they embark on abortive careers in bushwhacking. Violence, betrayal, sombre colours and a Beckettsian whimsy mark this ironic western.
Director(s): Robert Benton
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


85 cents! That's something!

- Who is it?

- I'm Drew Dixon, ma'am, from Ohio.

What happened to you?

I been hit over the head

and robbed, ma'am.

I bet it was the same as robbed me.

I don't know

what's become of this town.

Come on in.

Parson Clum's home is always open

to the Christian traveller.

Thank you, ma'am.

All right, I got $10 in change.

What about the rest of you?

I'm clean, Jake. Loney's got it.

I swear, you're about the biggest

tattletale I ever saw.

Two dollars and some cents.

That's all.

- Simms?

- I got two dollars and... no cents.

- Just like you, Simms.

- Huh?

- Put it in the pile.

- Hey, I been thinkin'.

Maybe we shouldn't hit the trail

with the bad weather coming.

Ah, if it was left to you, we'd be

talking till we was six feet under.

- We go now. Right, Jake?

- Wrong, you little pissant.

How far we gonna get on ten dollars?

We need more ante.

Here, let me see that.

"Reverend and Mrs R Clum,

Kervin Street."

She'll be happy

to get her purse back.

Reckon about two dollars' worth.

- There, now.

- Thank you, ma'am.

Well, just make yourself at home

while I take the Reverend's lunch

to the church.

When I come back,

we'll fix you up a good hot meal.

I won't be but a few minutes.

Get back here! Get back here!

Give me back my boot!

Give me my boot!

- Give me back my money.

- You son of a bitch!

Let go!

Now, just hold on. I wanna talk.

Now, listen to me!

I wanna talk to you!

Listen to me!

Ah! Ow!

All right! All right! All right!

I'll give it back. I'll give it back.

Jesus, I'm bleeding!

Probably poisoned.

You just give me back my darn money.

Now, let's you and me have a talk.

You liar!

Goddamn, boy!

You're gonna wear me out.

Look, let's talk!


- You're a real tiger, ain't you?

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

David Newman

David Newman (February 4, 1937 – June 27, 2003) was an American screenwriter. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s he frequently collaborated with Robert Benton. He was married to fellow writer Leslie Newman, with whom he had two children, until the time of his death. He died in 2003 of conditions from a stroke. more…

All David Newman scripts | David Newman Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this Bad Company script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"Bad Company" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 8 Apr. 2020. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer

Bad Company

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.