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Lodi actor’s movie changed from ‘Bad Faith’ to ‘Karma Killers’

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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:00 am

It may have seemed like forever, but the movie “Bad Faith,” filmed in Lodi and Woodbridge, will finally be available on DVD next week.

And for those of you who saw the movie in 2010 at Hutchins Street Square or at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, you may want to see it again, because it includes some changes.

The movie title has been changed to “The Karma Killers,” and the opening scene has some added courtroom footage that was originally on the cutting room floor.

“It makes more of an impact,” said Lodi’s Scott Duns, who wrote the script and has the starring role.

Duns added that the movie title was changed after he and his partners in the production company, Wild Heart Productions, determined that “The Karma Killers” would be more appealing worldwide.

The presale DVDs will have some humorous behind-the-scenes footage as well, Duns said.

“The Karma Killers” features some familiar locations, including Lodi's old courthouse on West Elm Street, a small market in the Woodbridge business district, Randy Thomas’ law office in Woodbridge behind the Arco station on Lower Sacramento Road, a bridge off Eight Mile Road west of Interstate 5 and a few locations in Stockton.

Duns, who has appeared in TV series including “General Hospital,” “The Young and the Restless” and “Spy TV,” portrays a man who deals with his wife’s violent death and his frustration with the legal system during the defendant’s trial.

Duns began his acting career doing melodramas at the old Pollardville theater in Morada at the age of 17. There, he met Landingham, who directed Pollardville productions for many years. Duns called Landingham and asked him to join him. Landingham was assistant director and portrays Capt. Donovan.

Duns acted for five years at Pollardville, then acted at San Joaquin Delta College, Kiley’s Dinner Theater in Lodi and the Stockton Civic Theater. He grew up in Stockton and moved to Lodi 22 years ago. He and his wife, Kandy Duns, have homes in Lodi and Southern California.

Scott Duns also appeared in a Budweiser commercial that debuted during the final episode of “Seinfeld” in 1998.

The beer commercial was rather unusual; Duns runs to the beach in the nude despite a sign that reads “No nude sunbathing.” However, he didn’t see the word “No” because a seagull was in the way.

His wife Kandy moved to Lodi from Bismarck, N.D. in 1965. She graduated from Lodi High School in 1980.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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