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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.

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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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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Vega's (Danny Trejo's) "I Am A Motherfucker" shirt is the same exact design as that worn by the old man in the original AC Transit Bus Fight video. See more »

Goofs

The transit bus Frank always gets on and off is always number 114. No other buses in the city? See more »

Quotes

Frank Vega: [after sticking the guys left hand into the garbage disposal:] Oh, by the way, your wife said to go fuck yourself!
Frank Vega: I hope you're a righty.
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Connections

Edited into Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Six Million Ways To Die
Written by Kid Frost & Clika One
Performed by Kid Frost & Clika One
Published by Arturo Molina (BMI)
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Time for a real honest review for Bad Ass!
13 April 2012 | by Thrill_KillZSee 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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