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Bad Ass (2012)

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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.







Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Malark
Klondike Washington
Marissa (as Patricia Deleon)
Frank Maharajh ...
Lindsay Kendall


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They messed with the wrong senior citizen.


Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Agir Abi  »

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Did You Know?


Frank Vega's (Danny Trejo'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 »


The buses being used during the bus chase keep changing. The bus Vega is driving with San Diego listed as the destination has the numbers 1106 in some scenes on the front, and in others it has no numbers or place to show numbers. Meanwhile, Panther is driving the bus bound for Las Vegas, and the 1106 numbers intermittently appear and disappear on the front of his bus. See more »


Frank Vega: I told you I didn't wanna fight.
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References Delta Farce (2007) See more »


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Film to reflect the state of play we want.
5 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First off I am a fan of Mr Trejo, his niche film roles cast him as a "baddie" however this film I thought was refreshing. Finally a person who stands up for the good of people in a realistic manner. So I am a little biased - that said I gave it 7 from 10.

Yes scripts like this a common place and often over acted and over done from the moment they start to the moment they stop (looks at a couple of Wrestlers trying to make it in the film business.)

The thing that I liked about this film, unlike other films of this nature, you can see a person actually doing this and Mr Trejo performed the role as if he were that person. He certainly is Not an actor getting paid to have a glass eyed soulless character, who never runs out of ammo in his gun and has bullet proof skin to boot.

Now, before you go off half-cocked and say what about (insert you film name here) just watch the film. Sit back and watch it again if you need to, the way he waits for public transport, the way he walks into situations, they way he acts.

Some minor bits that are there for the film effects, but other than that a good film that kept me amused. There is humour and it amusing, it doesn't require swearing to get a smile either. As for the action and fighting, pretty much perfectly choreographed, but then he does know how to box very well. I'm not going to say what happens or who does what, just take the film for what it is and enjoy it, I certainly did and yes I would gladly watch it again.

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