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Big Bad Mama (1974)

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

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Robbie Lee ...
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Uncle Barney
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Bonney
Tom Signorelli ...
Dodds
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Crusade Preacher
John Wheeler ...
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Ralph James ...
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Barney's Woman
Wally K. Berns ...
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After the death of her lover, Wilma takes over his bootlegging business, but without much success. She soon meets up with bank robber Fred, who convinces her and her daughters to join him for his next big heist. In the meantime, Wilma also kidnaps the daughter of a millionaire in the hopes of getting rich off the ransom. Will Wilma and Fred be able to retire with their ill-gotten gains, or will the law eventually catch up with them? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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23 November 1975 (Denmark)  »

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A Mulher da Metralhadora  »

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Trivia

The vintage automobiles were loaned from an antique car collectors club. See more »

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As Charles takes the money during the bank robbery, the squib pack on his lower back is visible. See more »

Quotes

Wilma McClatchie: Get yer hand off my tit, Barney!
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Referenced in The Illustrated Man with John Solie (2011) See more »

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a person can do a lot with the Depression...especially when Capt. Kirk is present
19 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Roger Corman reaffirms himself as one of America's coolest directors with the trashy-but-great "Big Bad Mama". It's 1932 Texas, and Wilma McClatchie (Angie Dickinson) has just lost everything. No problem! She and her daughters take to the road and go around robbing banks and messing with society, bilking the system for all that it's worth. Along the way, crook Fred Diller (Tom Skerritt) and gentleman William Baxter (William Shatner) join up with them, while snide lawman Bonney (Dick Miller) chases them. It's like "Bonnie and Clyde" taken to the next level! Maybe this really isn't the sort of movie that could ever get ranked among history's most "important", but it's a thrill every step of the way. And it's always great to see movies poke fun at religious wackos and focus on the important issues of the Depression. This is truly a movie that you won't want to miss.


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