The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Badass Members: Maj. John Reisman (Lee Marvin), Joseph Wladislaw (Charles Bronson), Robert Jefferson (Jim Brown), Sgt. Clyde Bowren (Richard Jaeckel), Victor Franko (John Cassavetes), Pedro Jiminez (Trini López), Archer J. Maggott (Telly Savalas), Vernon Pinkley (Donald Sutherland), Samson Posey (Clint Walker), Milo Vladek (Tom Busby), Glenn Gilpin (Ben Carruthers), Roscoe Lever (Stuart Cooper), Tassos Bravos (Al Mancini), Seth Sawyer (Colin Maitland)
Badass Mission: A group of 12 convicts, all of whom are facing either execution or decades in military prison, is assembled during WWII to parachute behind enemy lines, make their way to a chateau, and assassinate as many vacationing German soldiers as they can before inevitably getting killed themselves.
Most Badass Moment: It’s a suicide mission, which tend to have lots of them. But the best is when Jefferson, played by Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, grabs a bunch of grenades and sprints through enemy fire tossing them down vents leading into a bunker filled with German officers. He’s gunned down before he can reach safety, but the bunker and chateau explode in several glorious Nazi-fueled fireballs.
Badass Quote: When an agitated Samson tells Reisman that he doesn’t want to hurt him, Reisman growls, “You’re not gonna hurt me. I’m gonna hurt you.”