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Bad Girls (1994)

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Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, and Drew Barrymore are the stars of this Western whose main gimmick is making heroes into heroines. They all start out as prostitutes, as Cody (Stowe) shoots a drunken colonel who attempts to molest Anita (Masterson). She is about to be lynched for defending her friend when the other "bad girls" ride in and rescue her, pursued by detectives. The rest of the film follows their adventures as they get caught up in hostage situations, bank robberies, shootouts, and romantic interludes with handsome young cowboys with never a hair out of place or an unsightly smudge of Western dust. Amazingly, all four former prostitutes are able to ride, shoot, rope, and fight as well. Bad Girls is not likely to be thought of as a realistic view of how women lived in the Old West. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

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Cast

Madeleine Stowe
as Cody Zamora
Andie MacDowell
as Eileen Spenser
Drew Barrymore
as Lilly Laronette
James Russo
as Kid Jarrett
James LeGros
as William Tucker
Robert Loggia
as Frank Jarrett
Dermot Mulroney
as Josh McCoy
Jim Beaver
as Detective Graves
Nick Chinlund
as Detective O'Brady
Will MacMillan
as Colonel Clayborne
Harry Northup
as Preacher
Will MacMillian
as Colonel Clayborne
Don Hood
as Echo City Sheriff
Donald L. Montoya
as Station Master
Zoaunne LeRoy
as Widow Clayborne
Jimmy Lewis Jr.
as Surrey Driver
Millie Weddles
as Widow's Maid
Vince Davis
as Apparel Clerk
Blue Deckert
as Rich Citizen
Rodger Boyce
as Bank Manager
Nik Hagler
as Aqua Dulce Marshal
Max Bode
as Boy in Bank
Cooper Huckabee
as Deputy Earl
Richard Robbins
as Posse Member
Beulah Quo
as Chinese Herbalist
Rick A. Lundin
as Wagon Driver Jack
Mark Carlton
as Lawyer Lurie
Amber Leigh
as Laughing Woman
Chuck Bennett
as Covered Wagon Driver
R.C. Bates
as Tector
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Critic Reviews for Bad Girls

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

It's the usual combo of high concept and low execution, and not even Jonathan Kaplan's background as an exploitation director can bail him out.

Full Review… | February 8, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A tale about women in the West is a good idea for a genre that's been male-dominated, but not in Kaplan's shallow picture that looks like a fashion spread.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Frankly, if this flick is somebody's idea of "pro-woman," my guess is that that certain "somebody" probably doesn't know all that many women.

Full Review… | June 20, 2005
DVDTalk.com

Great-looking leads in a silly showcase

December 10, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Boring Western. Could be empowering, but it's not.

July 18, 2003
About.com

Young Guns for the ladies. The west never looked so sweet

April 27, 2003
Moviehole

Audience Reviews for Bad Girls

"Bad Girls wasn't exactly bad enough for me. I was expecting some bad-ass chicks stealing and causing chaos in some small towns. I guess they did a small amount of that, but not enough for my tastes. I'm not a big fan of Westerns in the first place. But even with the so and so plot and it being a Western, I still enjoyed it. I like Drews character, Lilly the most. She wasn't scared to get crazy. I might watch this again. Maybe if I was to catch it on T.V."

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½

So this is the female version of 'Young Guns' haha, sounds cliche and this is totally, every one in the book checked. To be fair you knew this was coming ever since they made the brat pack western, there had to be a posse of ladies. The film looks fine with fair costume, location and stunts but the plot is so average and with a mixed cast of good and bad actors it just doesn't work, how Andie MacDowell gets work in films is beyond me. Bit of a flop on release and panned by critics and I can see why really, I dunno why its called 'Bad Girls' either as the main four are hardly bad or even outlaws, maybe naughty.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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½

I like the idea of the rebellious women in such a male dominated era and the toughness of Madeline Stowe here, it's not a film that holds your interest too well.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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