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Bad Ass (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  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 bus chase scene is a digitally altered version of the one from Red Heat (1988). See more »

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When Frank shoots the basketball after breaking up a basketball game, the players act like he makes the shot but it's actually an air ball and the net doesn't move. See more »

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Frank Vega: I told you I didn't wanna fight.
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The similarities between "Bad Ass" and "Rolling Thunder" are unmistakable. Viet Nam Vet avenging the death of his friend pushes the violence scale, including the hand grinding garbage disposal scene from "Rolling Thunder". "Bad Ass" is well made, with some sharp editing to keep the ass whippings moving along. There are some weak attempts at humor and romance, but ultimately it is Danny Trejo and his bad ass attitude that wins the day. Stunt work with two greyhound buses chasing each other and colliding with every obstacle imaginable, only adds to the fun. If you go into "Bad Ass" expecting an ass kicking revenge movie and little more, you will not be disappointed. - MERK


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