Badass Gangs and Crews From Guy Movies

The Roughnecks
Starship Troopers (1997)

Badass Members: Lt. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien), Lt. Jean Rasczak (Michael Ironside), Pvt. Ace Levy (Jake Busey), Pvt. “Dizzy” Flores (Dina Meyer), Pvt. Sugar Watkins (Seth Gilliam)

Badass Mission: The Roughnecks are a mobile infantry unit battling against totally icky aliens — a race of gigantic bugs who like nothing more than killing Earthlings and sucking out their delicious brains. The Roughnecks find themselves in all manner of unfortunate situations, like when they’re surrounded by oceans of arachnids during an invasion that leads them directly into a trap. (Who’s a stupid bug now, bitch?) But thanks to the Roughnecks — and the psychic powers of Carl Jenkins, played by one Neil Patrick Harris — the Earthlings eventually provail.

Most Badass Moment: While still a mere private, Rico single-handedly takes down a five-story “tanker bug” (the arachnids’ answer to armored transport) by mounting its back, shooting a hole through its shell, and tossing in a grenade before being bucked off. Yee haw!

Badass Quote: “These are the rules: Everybody fights, nobody quits. If you don’t do your job I’ll kill you myself. Welcome to the Roughnecks.”