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Bad Ass (2012)

 -  Action | Drama  -  13 August 2012 (UK)
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A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

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Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it. Written by Anonymous

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They messed with the wrong senior citizen.

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Rated R for violence, some torture, pervasive language, and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Frank Vega's "I Am A Motherfucker" shirt is the same exact design as that worn by the old man in the original AC Transit Bus Fight video. See more »

Goofs

After visiting a bar in search of Terrance, Vega walks down the street with a big bag of probably groceries. He gets into the car with his cop friend and they chat for a while, then Vega leaves a car without a bag. See more »

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Frank Vega: Sometimes a simple things the best!
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Danny Trejo's Grand Torino
25 April 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I don't really care where the idea came from, this film was a lot of laughs. Imagine Danny Trejo doing his old and tough routine, but doing it with humour and a physicality that few could achieve aged 68. And it wasn't just him. Ron Perlman did a bait and switch again, appearing only a few scenes into the movie, instead the role of the villain being taken by Charles S. Dutton, who also appears only a few times, but it is obvious he is having just as much fun as Trejo did. Add in a little bit of Harrison Page and you have your geriatric A-team in a film that felt pretty close to real. Even Richard Riehle did a small appearance.

Of course, it wasn't all fun and games. The hero of the city for beating up a few guys, maiming and killing a few others, that wasn't realistic or cool, really. The explosions and gun shot effects were shoddy and low budget, but let's face it, the movie wasn't about special effects. And the girlfriend stuff... let's say it was completely unnecessary and threw me off a little.

But bottom line, this is a low budget, yet very fun film, without being a true comedy. It is full of good humour and references to other films of the genre, like Death Wish. I liked it a lot.


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