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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 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

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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The video B.A. lends to Klondike, called "Behind the Green Horses" may refer to the adult movie Behind the Green Door (1972) with Marilyn Chambers. See more »

Goofs

When Klondike is shot, you see what looks like a paint-ball mark, bright red. The view of him on the ground shows a more blood like maroon color. See more »

Quotes

Frank Vega: I told you I didn't wanna fight.
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Edited from Red Heat (1988) See more »

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Y Porque Perder
Written and Performed by Pancho and Sancho
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Danny Trejo's Grand Torino
25 April 2012 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I don't really care where the idea came from, this film was a lot of laughs. Imagine Danny Trejo doing his old and tough routine, but doing it with humour and a physicality that few could achieve aged 68. And it wasn't just him. Ron Perlman did a bait and switch again, appearing only a few scenes into the movie, instead the role of the villain being taken by Charles S. Dutton, who also appears only a few times, but it is obvious he is having just as much fun as Trejo did. Add in a little bit of Harrison Page and you have your geriatric A-team in a film that felt pretty close to real. Even Richard Riehle did a small appearance.

Of course, it wasn't all fun and games. The hero of the city for beating up a few guys, maiming and killing a few others, that wasn't realistic or cool, really. The explosions and gun shot effects were shoddy and low budget, but let's face it, the movie wasn't about special effects. And the girlfriend stuff... let's say it was completely unnecessary and threw me off a little.

But bottom line, this is a low budget, yet very fun film, without being a true comedy. It is full of good humour and references to other films of the genre, like Death Wish. I liked it a lot.


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