Mad Bastards (2011)

Genre: Drama


Director : Brendan Fletcher

Cast : Dean Daley-Jones, Greg Tait, Lucas Yeeda, Ngaire Pigram

Release Year : 2011

TJ is a tough, volatile man tortured by his own soul. He tells cheeky wise old Uncle Black that he has an angry little man with an axe inside him. Fleeing a life of urban chaos, and with few other options, TJ sets out on a 2,000-kilometre journey north to the remote Kimberley town of Five Rivers to see 13-year-old Bullet, the son he has never met. He doesn't know that Bullet's mother Nella has been partying far too hard or that Bullet is running wild. Near his destination and after some misadventure, TJ locks horns with the police officer Texas, who has family troubles weighing heavily upon him. TJ doesn't know this lawman and doesn't know he has just driven Bullet to a camp in the bush to have some sense talked into him and a group of other wayward boys. Fiercely protective of his community, Texas doesn't like the look of TJ and doesn't want him in his town. He has to fight to keep a lid on his anger when he realizes that TJ fathered Bullet. Nella has cleaned up her act but can't ignore the resentment she feels towards TJ because of his long absence. This fuels his volatility. She doesn't stand in the way of Bullet getting to know his father, however, because that's what her son wants. Eventually TJ's anger boils over, sparking a melt-down in Bullet. Texas is furious and the two bear-like men clash violently, alone on the mud flats. The bloody confrontation prompts TJ to take responsibility and no longer let the angry man inside him dominate. At the next meeting of his fledgling men's group, whose members eat but rarely talk about their feelings, Texas talks frankly of his own tumultuous week -- and of how proud he is that TJ has sought out his son. Texas was once TJ. TJ was once Bullet.

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