From the director of 'The Long Riders' comes this eye-widening, gut-wrenching tale of backwoods terror that "draws you into the eerily beautiful Louisiana bayou...then has you running for your life" (Pauline Kael, 'New Yorker')! Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe and Peter Coyote lead a "first-rate ensemble" ('Newsweek') in this "exciting, arresting and tautly told suspenser" ('Variety'). When nine National Guardsmen enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training, they are unaware that just a handful of their ranks will make it out alive. Through an error in judgment, they incite an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Armed with a precious few bullets, and confused by the dimly lit, moss-covered maze into which they've stumbled, the innocent guardsmen know they'll be picked off one by one...until they come up with a solution using the only resources they have left...themselves.

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Southern Comfort (1981)

R

Adventure/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 46m · 9/25/1981

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From the director of 'The Long Riders' comes this eye-widening, gut-wrenching tale of backwoods terror that "draws you into the eerily beautiful Louisiana bayou...then has you running for your life" (Pauline Kael, 'New Yorker')! Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe and Peter Coyote lead a "first-rate ensemble" ('Newsweek') in this "exciting, arresting and tautly told suspenser" ('Variety'). When nine National Guardsmen enter the Louisiana swamp for routine training, they are unaware that just a handful of their ranks will make it out alive. Through an error in judgment, they incite an all-out war with some angry Cajuns who know the territory like the backs of their hands. Armed with a precious few bullets, and confused by the dimly lit, moss-covered maze into which they've stumbled, the innocent guardsmen know they'll be picked off one by one...until they come up with a solution using the only resources they have left...themselves.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Countries

United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland

Production Companies

Cinema Group, EMI Films, Phoenix Film

Budget

$7,600,000

Revenue

$262,625
Part Of
Cast
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Keith Carradine

Spencer
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Powers Boothe

Hardin
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Fred Ward

Reece
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Franklyn Seales

Simms
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T.K. Carter

Cribbs
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Lewis Smith

Stuckey
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Les Lannom

Casper
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Peter Coyote

Poole
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Alan Autry

Bowden (as Carlos Brown)
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Brion James

Trapper
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Sonny Landham

Hunter
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Allan Graf

Hunter
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Ned Dowd

Hunter
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Rob Ryder

Hunter
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Greg Guirard

Cajun Couple
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June Borel

Cajun Couple
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Jeanne-Louise Bulliard

Cajun Dancer (as Jeanne Louise Bulliard)
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Orel Borel

Cajun Dancer
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Jeannie Spector

Cajun Dancer
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Marc Savoy

Cajun Musician
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Frank Savoy

Cajun Musician
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Dewey Balfa

Cajun Musician
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John Stelly

Cajun Musician
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Billy C. Chandler

Pvt. Lincoln (uncredited)
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Joseph Oliveira

Soldier (uncredited)
Crew
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Walter Hill

Director
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Michael Kane

Writer
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Walter Hill

Writer
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David Giler

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Southern Comfort

(4K Ultra HD, Slip Case)

2/27/2024

Disc Title Front Cover

Southern Comfort

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/8/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Southern Comfort

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2001

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