Thursday, February 1, 2018

Big Bad Mama II (1987)

Director: Jim Wynorski

Writers: R.J. Roberts, Jim Wynorski

Composer: Chuck Cirino

Starring:  Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough, Bruce Glover, Jeff Yagher, Ebbe Roe Smith, Jacque Lynn Colton, Charles Cyphers, Nick LaTour

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Mama makes money the old-fashioned way...she steals it!

Plot: When their home is repossessed, Wilma McClatchie's husband is killed and she and her two nubile young daughters set out to rob anything belonging to the owner of the bank concerned. With their exploits being chronicled by a newspaperman who has fallen for Wilma, the girls kidnap the banker's son who in turn falls for the younger daughter and joins in the gang's exploits with increasing enthusiasm.

My rating: 4.5/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

From the man that brought to you PLEASURE SPA & SHARK BABES!  This sequel probably shouldn't exist.  BIG BAD MAMA (1974) was a shitload of fun.  It had a great cast (besides Dickinson and her glorious cans you had Tom Skerritt, William Shatner and Dick Miller), fast pacing, lots of good action and nudity.  Even though a certain someone didn't survive the first film, they were brought back for the sequel 17 years later.  I'm not bothered by that but I am disappointed that part II is nothing more than a watered down retread of the original.  It's boring, the action isn't fun, the pacing drags and the bad guy is a politician.  Now I digs me some Bruce Glover but there's not much there except to be a run of the mill crooked politician.  Robert Culp is a nice addition and he and Dickinson are the only good reasons to watch this.  There's a little bit of nudity to satisfy the boob hounds.  This time out Dickinson has a body double for her nude scenes.  Rats.  At least we've got the '75 classic to watch again and again. 

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