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BIG BAD MAMA - 2 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1976 Hit Woman Productions
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 30 March 2000

The Characters:  

  • Wilma - Angie Dickinson is Big Bad Mama herself! She might have been raised in poverty, but this worldly lady knows how to hold up a bank. Unfortunately she doesn't know how to duck.
  • Fred Diller - Tom Skerritt! Expert shot and bank robber who falls in love with Wilma, riddled with bullets as he heroically covers the getaway.
  • William Baxter - William Shatner! Gambler with good horse sense, but all this armed robbery makes him nervous. Gunned down by Fred for ratting to the cops.
  • Billy Jean - Wilma's daughter, a pretty little blonde who probably ended up dying of lung cancer.
  • Polly - Wilma's innocent daughter, well until Fred gets done with her, she has quite a grin.
  • The Preacher - Con artist who finds out he is no match for Wilma.
  • Bonney and Dodds - The first is Dick Miller! Pretty much keystone cops, except they are FBI agents.
  • Jane Kingston - Rich little brat. Kidnapped and held for ransom.
  • Uncle Barney - Lecherous old bootlegger who is kin to Wilma, proves to be a good bullet stop.

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The Plot: 

Try imagining "Bonny and Clyde," except you have to add in two lolita daughters and William Shatner. (Got all that?) What starts out as a simple wedding between Polly and some goofy kid soon blossoms into a roller coaster ride of bullets, bank robbing, and naked women. Mama's goals go from selling bootleg whiskey to kidnapping a millionaire's daughter, with a few minor acts of armed robbery in between. The moonshine business was not working out very well anyway, Polly is caught partially dressed with the deputy's son and it takes all their cash to buy off the sheriff. After Mama meets up with Diller and Baxter you have a very untidy love triangle going on, though it could be any number of shapes after Fred starts having threesomes with Billy Jean and Polly. Almost makes you wonder if Tom Skerritt helped to write the script, or at least a few small sections. I would have changed one part of that document myself, the section where we see far more of Shatner than any balanced human can be comfortable with. (Ewwwwww.) At one point Baxter threatens to duke it out with Diller over the woman and points of contest in general, the bank robber just waves a large caliber revolver in response. Still, the movie is interesting and the effects are good, one of the few films produced by Roger Corman that could appeal to "normal" people.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Girls on their way to get married shouldn't still be interested in dolls.
  • Fat women are like turtles, helpless if knocked onto their back.
  • Sometimes throwing a preacher out of a moving car is the right thing to do.
  • Never annoy some guy holding a Thompson. (A tommy gun.)
  • You don't want to see Shatner in a hot love scene.
  • It's okay to sleep with your sister's boyfriend, just do not get pregnant.
  • Never trust a girl giving away free doughnuts.
  • Rich people suck at poker.
  • Angie Dickinson is not a natural blonde.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 3 mins - Now here are some fine examples of humanity.
  • 10 mins - You should bury him deeper than that, a dog is going to dig him up.
  • 22 mins - Now that is talent...
  • 34 mins - Tom is pretty fleet of foot after taking a bullet in the leg.
  • 60 mins - She is not an alien with blue skin, you aren't getting any.
  • 67 mins - Maybe you should use some of that money to pay for golf lessons.


  • Jane: "Didn't anybody ever tell you, money isn't everything?"
    Wilma: "Only people like you, with a guaranteed income."
  • Wilma: "You're a cowardly, no good, son of a bitch!"

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note bigbadmama1.wav Billy Jean: "I'm gonna marry a rich man mama and then hope he dies and I get his money."
Wilma: "Keep your legs together Billy Jean and shut up. I'll tell you when to get married."
Green Music Note bigbadmama2.wav Preacher: "If the bank forecloses on your little home, give thanks, praise God, hallelujah!"
Green Music Note bigbadmama3.wav Wilma: "What the hell are you doing in my car?"
Fred: "What the hell you doing robbing my bank lady?"
Green Music Note bigbadmama4.wav Billy Jean: "Damn you Polly! I share Diller with you and you get knocked up!"

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Video Clipbigbadmama1.mpg - 2.4m
Tom Skerritt shows off his Thompson.

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Big Bad Mama
Reply #1. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Matt
I loved this film the first time I saw it about 10 years ago
Big Bad Mama
Reply #2. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Mark
I've seen this film twice and I still can't tell you anything about it except that William Shatner and Angie Dickenson have a steamy love scene.

Now, both of these people are fairly attractive and both have acting talent.  So why is this such a horribly repulsive scene?  I saw it 25 years ago and I still want to pluck out mine eyes.  With a fork.  That's rusty.  Slowly.

This was just before Angie began "Police Woman"  and about five years after Shatner ended "Star Trek", so I blame this whole mess on NBC.  If the network hadn't cancelled "Star Trek" and had  picked up "Police Woman" a year earlier,  both of these stars would've been busy and we could have had alternative casting... you know, people we could stand... like Barbi Benton and Bill Dailey.  Or Barbi Benton and Bert Lahr.  Or Barbi Benton and Bert Parks, or Bert Convey.  Hell, I'd even accept any one who wasn't even NAMED Bert.  No Bert requirement here.  Anyone but Bill.

But no... we DO get William Shatner doing the backdoor action as Angie   clutches the bedstand, trying to look aroused and in ecstacy, dancing on the tip of Capt. Kirk's fabulous intergalatic weenie.

Beam me up Scotty... I just took a poke at Police Woman and that guy from "Picket Fences" is a little steamed.

"We canna do it cap'n... we don't have da power!"  

Neither does this flick.  One kernal out of five.

Big Bad Mama
Reply #3. Posted on January 21, 2005, 04:30:12 PM by
What is the full name of Charlene that was a character in the movie?  Does she have a web site?
Re: Big Bad Mama
Reply #4. Posted on November 21, 2007, 06:08:41 PM by Justy
How many bad movies have Shatner and Skerrit been in together? They were also together in The Devil's Rain. Man, I never thought Tom Skerrit was that hard up.
Re: Big Bad Mama
Reply #5. Posted on December 22, 2008, 02:02:09 AM by Torgo
Re: Big Bad Mama
Reply #6. Posted on December 22, 2008, 12:13:21 PM by schmendrik
There was a clip of a Shatner film somebody posted on this site. He looked quite young, and I got the impression he was supposed to be some sort of juvenile delinquent rebel without a cause type character. The scene shows him trying to kill someone (by strangling him and by running him over) who looks a lot like Oddjob from Goldfinger, may have been the same actor.

Is that movie "Impulse" or is it something else?

I'd be surprised if it was "Impulse" because the date on that film is 1974. I would have sworn he was considerably younger than Capt. Kirk in the clip I saw.
Re: Big Bad Mama
Reply #7. Posted on December 24, 2008, 01:03:27 PM by Flangepart
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