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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.

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Craig Moss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Trejo ... Frank
Charles S. Dutton ... Panther
Patrick Fabian ... Officer Malark
Joyful Drake ... Amber Lamps
John Duffy ... Martin
Harrison Page ... Klondike
Richard Riehle ... Father Miller
Winter Ave Zoli ... Tatiana
Tonita Castro ... Frank's Mother
Andy Davoli ... Renaldo
Patricia De Leon ... Marissa (as Patricia Deleon)
Frank Maharajh ... Detective Shah
Jillian Murray ... Lindsay Kendall
Shalim Ortiz ... Young Frank
Craig Sheffer ... Attorney
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Storyline

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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The lines "I need an ambulance!" and "You're leaking" are a reference to the original Youtube video this movie is based on. See more »

Goofs

A stuntman for Panther is clearly visible several times during fight scenes with Frank. See more »

Quotes

Frank Vega: I told you I didn't wanna fight.
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Soundtracks

Coochie Cantina
Written and Performed by Pancho and Sancho
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"Yeah, Charles Bronson, I Get It…"
1 November 2017 | by LouAbbottSee all my reviews

..So says a police officer that is on Frank Vega's (Danny Trejo) side. The film is a by the book revenger. There are probably a thousand and one films like "Bad Ass." But Danny's the star, and that makes all the difference. Also, he's a nice guy in this one and doesn't start beating people up until the bad guys force him to beat them up. Lots of action, some blood, and a whole lot of butt kicking. If you're a fan of revenge films, it is recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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