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The Bad Batch (2016)

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A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Hermit
Aye Hasegawa ...
The Screamer
Louie Lopez Jr. ...
Chuy (as Louie Lopez)
E.R. Ruiz ...
Lone Man
Big Black Bridge Man
Joni Podesta ...
Muscle Woman #1
Muscle Woman #2 (as Almayvonne Dixon)
Danielle Orner ...
One Legged Dancing Girl
Mandy Pursley ...
Junkyard Amputee Woman


THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) after she's left in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilization. While trying to navigate the unforgiving landscape, Arlen is captured by a savage band of cannibals led by the mysterious Miami Man (Momoa). With her life on the line, she makes her way to The Dream (Reeves). As she adjusts to life in 'the bad batch' Arlen discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who's standing next to you.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor carnal  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,111, 23 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$177,680, 14 July 2017
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Miami Man's Bad Batch tattoo can be partially seen during a conversation in the desert. It clearly shows only two digits after the BB meaning he's one of the first 99 to be exiled. See more »


The Last scene. Where do you find that many rocks for a fire pit in the middle of a desert? See more »


The Dream: This here is the bad batch.
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All the Colours of the Dark
Written by Collin Hegna
Performed by Federale
String Quartet: Ron Blessinger, Greg Ewer, Adam Lamotte, Justin Kagen
Courtesy of Collin Hegna
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Close to the worst ever? Yeah pretty close
29 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Anyone rating this over a 4 is involved with the film. It's just not a good movie, the acting isn't acting and the script was most likely written on dennys napkins at 3am. People claiming there's an age correlation, saying the younger viewer explains the terrible reviews. Much like your fat body is what makes u look fat and not the dress ('you', in a general sense), it's just plain a bad movie. Age has zero to do with it, taste however is a factor. This just another nonsensical self indulgent rubbish where hipsters claim "if you don't like it then you don't understand it". No, no, we fully understand it and we understand it's terrible lol. I'm sure the writer and director is a great and talented person and hopefully her next venture will be better. I'd be extremely surprised if the director or any of the actors believe this to be a quality film. This is the type of film where in a few years actors will magically not have it listed on their IMDb page. Take Carry for instance, do you think he'd be rolling the same if the movie was actually good? If it was even mildly good he'd be all over the show making sure everyone knew he was dbag#13 in the film. I mean this is one those films that's so bad in every single aspect that anyone giving marks above 3-4 is related or a part of the film. It's so transparent it's not even cool. Please, we the community of actual viewers beg you to stop skewing the stats for personal gain. To be the best you have to beat the best. Fake reviews, not cool man. Not cool at all. P.s. I do subscribe to the reality that one or two of the positive reviews are legit but c'mon, let's get real here. That is all, please carry on.

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