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The Bad Batch (2016)

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In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Arlen
... Miami Man
... Honey
... The Dream
... The Hermit
... Maria
Aye Hasegawa ... Mousey
... The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. ... Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
... Lone Man
... Big Black Bridge Man
Joni Podesta ... Muscle Woman #1
... Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner ... One Legged Dancing Girl
Mandy Pursley ... Junkyard Amputee Woman


THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor carnal  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,111, 23 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,680, 14 July 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The yellow smiley face shorts worn by Arlen are the same as Die Antwoord rap artist and 'Chappie" actress Yo-Landi Visser wore in the video for the song 'Baby's On Fire'. Die Antwoord's song 'Fish Paste' is also featured in this film. See more »


Towards the beginning of the film, Miami Man's chest tattoo is written to resemble one word. As the film progresses, the words are shown to be more separated. See more »


The Dream: Cows stand in their shit. They stand in their shit... 'cause they're cows. Pigs stand in their shit, 'cause they're pigs. Some misbehaving humans be making hamburgers out of my sons and daughters. We are not cows. We don't stand in our shit. The reason we don't, it's because I won't let that happen. I got each and every toilet and comfort taking that shit from all your little asses and sending it down to pipes 'till it reaches a place were, nobody thinks about it, and nobody smells it. Isn't ...
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Fifty on Our Foreheads
Written by Jack Brown, Charles Cave, Harry McVeigh
Performed by White Lies
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A true "MUST-SEE" Movie!
30 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I STRONGLY recommend everyone watch this.

Is it good? No. Is it coherent? Hah! Is it the worst movie ever? Quite possibly.

So why would I recommend anyone watch this steaming pile of incoherent garbage? To come back and read the IMDb reviews after.

There's something cathartic about seeing the immense anger of all the other poor viewers who survived this experience. Their frustration, their rage, their inability to comprehend the world any longer... after you watch this "movie," you too will understand that sensation. And it is truly uniting.

... but from the perspective of a good use of time, no, don't watch this. It has no plot, horrible acting, and dialogue written by (and likely for) a 4 year old. It did have one incredible accomplishment though - the director managed to turn $6 million into $100,000 box office gross. So it has that going for it.

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