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
Red Dawn (1984)
Badass Members: Jed (Patrick Swayze), Matt (Charlie Sheen), Robert (C. Thomas Howell), Toni (Jennifer Grey), Erica (Leah Thompson), Daryl (Darren Dalton)
Badass Mission: A surprise U.S. invasion by Soviet and Cuban forces kicks off World War III. But in Colorado, a group of high school students escapes into the mountains and launches a guerilla campaign to take out the commie invaders.
Most Badass Moment: After KGB operatives capture Daryl, they force him to swallow a tracking device by threatening to off his parents. They then allow him to “escape” and rejoin the Wolverines in the mountains. The perfect plan, right? Wrong. The commandos sent to wipe out the Wolverines are instead ambushed and annihilated by the Wolverines. Oh, and Daryl? When the gang figures out that he’s responsible for the attack, Robert kills him dead. That’s right — Wolverines do the job a high-fiber diet can’t.
Badass Quote: “Wolverines!” (screamed whenever the kids kill a bunch of commies)