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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 name of the character "Amber Lamps" is based on a quote from the original AC Transit Bus Fight video. Upon getting hit in the face, one of the men in the video requests an ambulance but mispronounces it as "amber-lamps". See more »

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At 8:08 you can see 5 service stripes (Hash marks) on Frank's uniform, which would signify 15 years continuous service in the US Army. Frank served 7 years of which 6 years were in Vietnam. 2 service stripes would be proper. 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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Good movie for trash lovers
14 April 2012 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Low budget. Classical revenge theme. Definitely not for wide audience.

And if Danny Trejo looked like Dwayne Johnson, enemies were smarter, his woman was older, I would gave it 8 points and had nothing to remember it for.

But. It is OK the way it is. Creators were not pretending to make an A-movie. It is obvious from the very start.

Some features are extremely generic. Main character has some catch phrases like those from Terminator. The girl is beautiful and has a child, bad ass boy of course. I guess you could get something alike by mixing "Walking Tall" and "Postal". And final pursuit is rich on FX :) Reminds me of "Red Heat".

So you whether turn it off or immerse into the genre and don't wake up until it's over.

PS Danny Trejo is just adorable.


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