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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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The food truck featured in the beginning of the film is Slammin' Sliders. See more »

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When Frank first crashes his bus, the front headlights on left side are demolished. In the next scene they are ok, and functioning again. See more »

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Frank Vega: [after sticking the guys left hand into the garbage disposal:] Oh, by the way, your wife said to go fuck yourself!
Frank Vega: I hope you're a righty.
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13 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a film that was "based off true events" Hollywood couldn't do more to demonize the actual participants.

"Bad Ass" is based off of an altercation on a bus where Thomas Bruso, a European American, was attacked by an African American. You can watch the video at http://epicbeardman.net/ Once Hollywood got a hold of this, the good guy became Hispanic, and the bad guy became a duo of neo-Nazis, because it would be too politically incorrect to have otherwise.

Bad Ass serves as your standard "good guy down on his luck" feel good film. Good guy sees bad guy, good guy punches bad guy, good guy wins.

Oh, and another thing, the first reviewer who gave the film 10 stars wrote the review a month before the movie came out.


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