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Bad (1977)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Horror  -  23 April 1977 (Japan)
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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »

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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of money. She is reluctant to use him for a hit, since she prefers using women, but decides to try him on a trial basis. Meanwhile, the local cop she pays off wants an arrest to make it look like he's actually doing his job, but she doesn't want to sacrifice any of her "associates." Several other side plots are woven in, populated with characters from the sleazy side of life. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Shelley Winters originally turned down the role of Hazel Aiken - probably the only film role she ever rejected. See more »

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When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case. See more »

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Mary Aiken: [sees the dead body and drops the baby] Who did that?
Detective Hughes: [smiles] I don't know. But if you find out, you call me. You know my name, don't you?
Mary Aiken: No.
Detective Hughes: [takes address book of the counter] I'm listed.
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...and a good time was had by all
24 February 2000 | by (Bellingham, WA) – See all my reviews

"Bad" speaks to those of us who like to voyeuristically revel in wickedness for its own sake. This film is filled with abuse that good people everywhere proclaim they are incapable of fathoming. It is the realm of sick people with evil imaginations that prey on the weak, homely, helpless. However, because it is cinema, "Bad" should be viewed with a discerning mind. It is very funny at times to watch human folly in all its excesses. This film takes "bad" human behaviour to the extreme. It is camp that very much resonates in the same spirit as "Pink Flamingos" and "Meet the Feebles". This film will upset those who take themselves far too seriously. Without a sense of humour, the prospective viewer will be lost in a self-righteous fever.


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