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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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... Frank Vega
... Panther
... Officer Malark
... Amber Lamps
... Martin
... Klondike Washington
... Father Miller
... Tatiana
... Juanita Vega
... Renaldo
... Marissa (as Patricia Deleon)
Frank Maharajh ... Detective Shah
... Lindsay Kendall
... Frank Vega (17-25 yrs)
... Attorney
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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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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13 April 2012 (USA)  »

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The food truck featured in the beginning of the film is Slammin' Sliders. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Frank Vega: Sometimes a simple things the best!
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References Rolling Thunder (1977) See more »

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Y Porque Perder
Written and Performed by Pancho and Sancho
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Time for a real honest review for Bad Ass!
13 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Alright I think all of us know that this for Danny Trejo's sake was not going to be anywhere near the caliber of Machete, that was funded in the millions & written very well. What we have here is a decent low budget VOD or netflix watch. The story is very simple, Trejo a man who served 7 years in the Vietnam war & upon arriving back to society he faced what every soldier faced upon returning home, a place to fit in. He struggled through the next 40 years running his hot dog stand & minding his own business. Then one day on a public bus he kicked the crap out of two punks harassing an old man & it was filmed by another bus rider & leaked onto the internet. It goes viral & he is proclaimed by the public as "Bad Ass". A title he wasn't looking for but he was happy to finally be fitting in with society.

After his one & only friend was murdered senselessly he became the man the public wanted him to be & started on journey of ass kicking his way to find answers. This film won't win any awards but it was certainly entertaining for 90 minutes, and all you punks giving it a 1 rating should go sky diving without a parachute because obviously your brainless body is just in the way. It's 5/10 solidly, actually it's worth more than that for the great message it leaves the viewer. So to belittle this fine piece of film is in itself a crime!

I couldn't help thinking of Gran Torino & Harry Brown a bit at times due to the fact of all three characters being in a war, all being senior citizens & all they wanted was a little peace & a bit of happiness and they were "called" back into duty for something they truly believed in.


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