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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.

Director:

Craig Moss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Trejo ... Frank Vega
Charles S. Dutton ... Panther
Patrick Fabian ... Officer Malark
Joyful Drake ... Amber Lamps
John Duffy ... Martin
Harrison Page ... Klondike Washington
Richard Riehle ... Father Miller
Winter Ave Zoli ... Tatiana
Tonita Castro ... Juanita Vega
Andy Davoli ... Renaldo
Patricia De Leon ... Marissa (as Patricia Deleon)
Frank Maharajh ... Detective Shah
Jillian Murray ... Lindsay Kendall
Shalim Ortiz ... Frank Vega (17-25 yrs)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They messed with the wrong senior citizen.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agir Abi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amber Lamps,Silver Nitrate See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bad Ass was loosely based on the AC Transit Bus fight, which was filmed by a bystander and became a viral video on YouTube. See more »

Goofs

When sitting in bed watching TV, Vega changes the channel. The TV, however, still displays the same channel (3) on the display. See more »

Quotes

Frank Vega: Sometimes a simple things the best!
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Connections

Followed by Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm On My Way
Written by Raul "Big Tank" Salinas, Mark "Spirit" Perez, Butch Cassidy
Performed by Big Tank, Spirit, Butch Cassidy
Published by Arturo Molina (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
Great fun and not to be taken seriously
10 June 2012 | by thomas-hogarthSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, it was almost a caricature of an action movie. Done with a brilliant subtle sense of humor.

He goes from zero to hero, gets the girl, investigates crime scenes (including cheese chalk out line) and kicks some serious ass, in a way that we all wish we could but is of course impossible. It's almost comic book style.

Funny quote (for the geeks) 'What the f**** is a flash drive'

'It's an inch long storage device that uses solid state memory to store persistent data from your computer."

Anyhow watch it with a grin on your face and point out the silly bits to your mates.


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