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Big Bad Mama II

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Big Bad Mama II
Directed byJim Wynorski
Written byJim Wynorski
R. J. Robertson
Based oncharacters created by William Norton
Frances Doel
Produced byRoger Corman
StarringAngie Dickinson
Robert Culp
Danielle Brisebois
Julie McCullough
CinematographyRobert New
Music byChuck Cirino
Distributed byConcorde Pictures
Release date
October 1987
Running time
82 mins

Big Bad Mama II is a 1987 American action–crime–sexploitation comedy film produced by Roger Corman, directed by Jim Wynorski, starring Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois and Julie McCullough. While it has been identified as a sequel to Big Bad Mama (1974),[1] it is more accurately described as a reboot, as the film exists on a parallel plane with its predecessor.[2]


In 1934, Wilma McClatchie's husband is shot down by police attempting to evict the McClatchies from their farm. Wilma's entry into a bank-robbing career occurs from a need for righteous revenge against Morgan Crawford, the banker who foreclosed on her home and is now running for governor of Texas. She tells her two daughters, Polly and Billie Jean: "The best way to kill a man is to destroy his dreams." So, among other things, she abducts Crawford's son, Jordan, and turns him into a willing gang member with her daughters' help. Also aiding and abetting the McClatchies in the plan is an Eastern journalist, who sees the thieving clan as his front-page ticket.[2]



Filming started in June 1987 and took four weeks.[3]


The Los Angeles Times called it "one of the strangest sequels ever to crash through a roadblock...the first genuine moral fairy tale of the genre."[2]


  1. ^ "Traci does sci-fi". Los Angeles Times. Nov 15, 1987. ProQuest 816514312.
  2. ^ a b c Klady, Leonard (February 13, 1988). "'Big Bad Mama' Sequel a Romp". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Steve Pond (April 2, 1987). "'Platoon''s negative side". The Washington Post. ProQuest 139184022.

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