Baadasssss! 20 years old

A Father - A Son - A Revolution

Baadasssss!

Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of Melvin's brash and sometimes deceptive conduct on the set of the film, including questionable antics like writing bad checks, tricking a local fire department and allowing his son, Mario, to shoot racy sex scenes at the age of 11.

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Baadasssss! Cast

Name Character
Rainn Wilson He was 38, now 58 years old as Bill Harris
David Alan Grier He was 47, now 67 years old as Clyde Houston
Joy Bryant She was 27, now 47 years old as Priscilla
Mario Van Peebles He was 47, now 67 years old as Mario Van Peebles
Nia Long She was 33, now 53 years old as Sandra
Adam West He was 75, 88 years old when he died as Bert
Khalil Kain He was 39, now 59 years old as Maurice
T. K. Carter He was 47, now 67 years old as Bill Cosby
Terry Crews He was 35, now 55 years old as Big T
Saul Rubinek He was 55, now 75 years old as Howard Kaufman
Wesley Jonathan He was 25, now 45 years old as Panther
Len Lesser He was 81, 88 years old when he died as Manny & Mort Goldberg
Vincent Schiavelli He was 55, 57 years old when he died as Jerry
Khleo Thomas He was 15, now 35 years old as Mario
Joseph Culp He was 41, now 61 years old as Attorney
John Singleton He was 36, 51 years old when he died as Detroit J
Ossie Davis He was 86, 87 years old when he died as Granddad
Paul Rodriguez He was 49, now 69 years old as Jose Garcia
Don Dowe He was 42, now 62 years old as Officer
Sally Struthers She was 56, now 76 years old as Roz
Jazsmin Lewis She was 28, now 48 years old as Working Girl
Glenn Plummer He was 42, now 62 years old as Angry Brother
Mandela Van Peebles He was 9, now 30 years old as Angel Muse

Baadasssss! Crew

Name Department
Alan E. Muraoka as Production Design. He was 45 (now 65) years old Art
Robert Primes as Director of Photography. He was 64 (now 84) years old Camera
Jerry Offsay as Executive Producer. Production
Anya Colloff as Casting. Production
Amy McIntyre Britt as Casting. Production
Michael Mann as Executive Producer. He was 61 (now 81) years old Production
Mario Van Peebles as Director. He was 47 (now 67) years old Directing
Mario Van Peebles as Producer. He was 47 (now 67) years old Production
Mario Van Peebles as Writer. He was 47 (now 67) years old Writing
Melvin Van Peebles as Writer. He was 71 (now 91) years old Writing
Dennis Haggerty as Screenplay. He was 57 (65) years old when He died Writing
Bruce Wayne Gillies as Unit Production Manager. Production
Bruce Wayne Gillies as Line Producer. Production
Tal Vigderson as Co-Producer. Production
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Baadasssss! (20 years)

A Father - A Son - A Revolution

  • Release day: Friday, May 28, 2004
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Revenue: 365248.00