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BIG BAD MAMA w/ Joe Bob Briggs!!

Director Steve Carver
Year 1974
Starring Angie Dickinson, William Shatner and Tom Skerritt
Rating R
Run Time 84min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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In the '60s and '70s moviegoers really got a nostalgic hard-on for America's shady criminal past. 

BONNIE AND CLYDE really set it off of course, along with DILLINGER, CHINATOWN, THE GODFATHER, THE STING and many more. By 1974 the cycle seemed to have pretty much run its course.

That was when Roger Corman's New World pictures entered the fray with this charming little number.  And they cleaned up at the box office. BIG BAD MAMA was one of the top grossers of the year. Angie Dickinson, looking like the centerfold of Reader’s Digest, stars as the foxy no-good mother of two foxy no-good daughters: Robbie Lee (SWITCHBLADE SISTERS) and Susan Sennett (Candy from THE CANDY SNATCHERS).

Together they ramble all over the depression-era heartland, conning and fleecing every sucker they can find.  It's a violent, funny, fast-paced classic and you'll love it. Co-starring Big Bill Shatner as the only man in the universe who could tame Big Bad Mama. (Lars)

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