- Directors: Terrence Malick
- Producers: Terrence Malick
- Writers: Terrence Malick
- Genres: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
- Actors: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Badlands is narrated from the perspective of Holly (Spacek), a teenaged girl living in a dead-end South Dakota town. One day she meets Kit (Sheen), a rebellious young greaser who sweeps her off her feet and takes her as his accomplice on a cross-country killing spree. Holly’s narration, describing her adventures with Kit with romantic clichÃ©s, is juxtaposed with the grim reality of Kit’s sociopathic appetite for grisly violence. This use of voice-over to create a dialectic between sound and image has become a dominant feature of Malick’s work.