Badass Gangs and Crews From Guy Movies

There’s no magic formula for creating a badass group of dudes in a movie. But lots of guns and a pinch of HGH certainly help.

By Matt Christensen

Charlestown Chiefs
Slapshot (1977)

Badass Members: Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman), Dave “Killer” Carlson (Jerry Houser), Ned Braden (Michael Ontkean), Jeff Hanson (Jeff Carlson), Steve Hanson (Steve Carlson), Jack Hanson (David Hanson)

Badass Mission: Dunlop and his team of lovable losers, who play and live in a miserable Pennsylvania rust-belt town, must find a way to prevent the team from being disbanded at the close of the season. Their solution? Utilize the Hanson Brothers, three Coke bottle glasses-wearing goons whose disturbingly childlike behavior off the ice is matched only by their disturbingly violent sociopathic behavior on it. But the fans love ’em!

Most Badass Moment: Knowing that no matter what they do the Chiefs are going to be folded, the team decides to play the championship game clean. But after getting pummeled for one period, they instead decide to return to their brawling style, and thus begins the bloodiest hockey game in the history of skates. Sure, it all ends with a naked Ivy Leaguer on the ice — not all that badass, to be fair — but still. It’s old-time hockey at its best.

Badass Quote: “All right, let’s show ’em what we got, guys! Get out there on the ice and let ‘em know you’re there. Get that f*ckin’ stick in his side. Let ‘em know you’re there! Get that lumber in his teeth. Let ‘em know you’re there!”

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