Bad Company is a 1972 Western about a gang of outlaws formed from draft-dodgers avoiding the Civil War starring Jeff Bridges. Northerner Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an idealistic young man, travels to Missouri to get out of the Union jurisdiction. He meets the charming Jake Rumsey (Jeff Bridges), who immediately robs him. Alone and without resources, Dixon eventually joins up with Rumsey and his gang of runaways who commit petty thefts to survive. They collectively decide to head to Nevada, where they believe they can find the easy life by silver mining. Their journey across the desolate landscape begins as an adventure, but once they encounter hardened career criminals like Big Joe (David Huddleston) and a corrupt Marshal (Jim Davis), the once tight-knit group begins to fray. Directed by Robert Benton (Oscar winner for "Kramer vs. Kramer"), the film goes beyond the Old West mythology to capture the brutal reality of hardscrabble existence.