Baadasssss! (2004)

Baadasssss!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 48mins.
Genres Comedy, Period
Keywords 1970s, filmmaking
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mario Van Peebles Actor Melvin Van Peebles 1 1000001
Joy Bryant Actor Priscilla 1 1000002
T Carter Actor Bill Cosby 1 1000003
Terry Crews Actor Big T 1 1000004
Ossie Davis Actor Granddad 1 1000005
David Grier Actor Clyde Houston 1 1000006
Nia Long Actor Sandra 1 1000007
Paul Rodriguez Actor Jose Garcia 1 1000008
Saul Rubinek Actor Howard "Howie" Kaufman 1 1000009
Vincent Schiavelli Actor Jerry 1 1000010
Khleo Thomas Actor Young Mario Van Peebles 1 1000011
Rainn Wilson Actor Bill Harris 1 1000012
Karimah Westbrook Actor Ginnie 1 1000013
Len Lesser Actor Manny & Mort Goldberg 1 1000014
Sally Struthers Actor Roz 1 1000015
Jazsmin Lewis Actor Working Girl 1 1000016
Adam West Actor Bert 1 1000017
Ralph Martin Actor Tommy David 1 1000018
Robert Peters Actor Bob Maxwell 1 1000019
Glenn Plummer Actor Angry Brother 1 1000020
Khalil Kain Actor Maurice 1 1000021
Pamela Gordon Actor Ethel 1 1000022
Wesley Jonathan Actor Panther 1 1000023
Joseph Culp Actor Attorney 1 1000024
John Singleton Actor Detroit J 1 1000025
Joan Blair Actor Brenda 1 1000026
Penny Bridges Actor Megan 1 1000027
Mandela Van Peebles Actor Angel Muse 1 1000028
E Callahan Actor Bartender 1 1000029
Keith Diamond Actor Large Brother 1 1000030
Don Dowe Actor Officer 1 1000031
Brent Schaffer Actor Panther 1 1000032
Brian Lewis Actor Panther 1 1000033
Mickey Mello Actor David 1 1000034
Christopher Michael Actor Black Journalist 1 1000035
Tyrone Mitchell Actor Man 1 1000036
Alan Morgan Actor Josh 1 1000037
David Smith Actor Brewster 1 1000038
Nathan Wetherington Actor Jimmy 1 1000039
Robin Wilson Actor Excited Lady 1 1000040
Paul Roach Actor Pimpy Paul 1 1000041
Marley Van Peebles Actor Trick or Treater 1 1000042
Maya Van Peebles Actor Trick or Treater 1 1000043
Bridget Avildsen Actor Trick or Treater 1 1000044
Craig Jones Actor Trick or Treater 1 1000045
Kate Krystowiak Actor Moonbeam 1 1000046
Anthony Rodriguez Actor Fernando 1 1000047
Thomas Longo Actor Camera Assistant 1 1000048
Robert Yosses Actor Script Supervisor 1 1000049
Danny Hebert Actor Crew Member 1 1000050
Michele Hill Actor Biker Girl 1 1000051
Les Miller Actor Nora 1 1000052
Bob Primes Actor Union Thug 1 1000053
Buzzxsassy Actor Union Thug 1 1000054
Rey Diogo Actor Union Thug 1 1000055
Mario Van Peebles Director n/a 2 2000001
Mario Van Peebles Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Mann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jerry Offsay Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
G Roswell Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Tal Vigderson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Dennis Haggerty Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Tobie Haggerty Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000007
Mario Van Peebles Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dennis Haggerty Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Melvin Van Peebles Source Material (from book: "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song") 120786 4000003
Bruce Gillies Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Tamu Blackwell Assistant Director Second Second Assistant Director 163 5000002
William Coit Location Manager n/a 193 5000003
Dale Franz Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000004
Patrick Clark Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000005
Mimi Gillies Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000006
Robert Lewis Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000007
Keana McGee Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000008
Robert Primes Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ian Dodd Camera Operator "A" Camera Operator 239 6000002
Dan Kneece Steadicam Operator "B" Camera Steadicam Operator 232 6000003
Gary Ushino Assistant Camera First Assistant Camera 233 6000004
Steven Mann Assistant Camera First Assistant "B" Camera 233 6000005
Paul Gibilisco Assistant Camera Second Assistant Camera 233 6000006
Skip Mobley Assistant Camera Second Assistant Camera 233 6000007
Michael O'Connor Photography Still Photographer 120835 6000008
Tom Overton Colorist n/a 120920 6000009
Anthony Miller Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nneka Goforth Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jay Melzer Editor n/a 172 7000003
Robert Rodriguez On-Line Editor HD On-Line Editor 120811 7000004
Robert Getty Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000005
Robert Rodriguez Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000006
Michael Stahlberg Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000007
Nathan Novero Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000008
Tyler Bates Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Mario Van Peebles Lyrics ("Getting The Man's Good Outta Your Baadasssss!") 120871 8000002
Adam Swart Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000003
Chris Parker Music Coordinator n/a 206 8000004
G Roswell Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000005
Garth Trinidad Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000006
Adam Hirsch Song ("Damn All The Fallacies") 120859 8000007
Adam Hirsch Song ("Ope De Mar") 120859 8000008
Adam Hirsch Song ("I Wanna Touch Your Body") 120859 8000009
Niki Crawford Song ("I Wanna Touch Your Body") 120859 8000010
Adam Hirsch Song ("Up & Down") 120859 8000011
Niki Crawford Song ("Up & Down") 120859 8000012
Tree Adams Song Performer ("Damn All The Fallacies") 120788 8000014
Tree Adams Song Performer ("Ope De Mar") 120788 8000015
Niki Crawford Song Performer ("I Wanna Touch Your Body") 120788 8000016
Niki Crawford Song Performer ("Up & Down") 120788 8000017
Jameel Hassan Song Performer ("Getting The Man's Good Outta Your Baadasssss!") 120788 8000019
Alan Muraoka Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Galit Reuben Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jorge Gonzalez Borzelli Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Ryan Kriss Swing Gang n/a 434 9000004
Kevin Hummel Swing Gang n/a 434 9000005
Jake Blecha Leadman n/a 433 9000006
Roni Spitzer Art Department n/a 120843 9000007
Mark Henderson Art Department n/a 120843 9000008
Anya Colloff Casting n/a 179 10000001
Amy Brit Casting n/a 179 10000002
Laura Cataldo Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000003
Tim King Post-Production Executive n/a 120876 11000001
Jose Garcia Consultant n/a 120784 12000001
Jena English Research n/a 458 12000002
Stella Pacific Instructor Studio Teacher 121095 12000003
Phil Eisenhower Instructor Studio Teacher 121095 12000004
Guy Flint Instructor Studio Teacher 121095 12000005
Martin Carlin Instructor Studio Teacher 121095 12000006
Kara Saun Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tasha Carter Costumer n/a 120880 13000002
Kokeeta Douglas Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000003
Denise Pugh-Ruiz Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000004
Gianni Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000005
Pat Harris Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000006
Mark Starr Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000007
Denise Pugh-Ruiz Makeup n/a 353 13000008
Gianni Makeup n/a 353 13000009
Pat Harris Makeup n/a 353 13000010
Mark Starr Makeup n/a 353 13000011
Kokeeta Douglas Makeup Designer n/a 447 13000012
Kassie Byrd Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000013
Erick Anderson Wardrobe Assistant n/a 120809 13000014
Tanya Sanchez Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000015
Alan Freedman ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000001
Dave Kustin Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000002
Derrick Cloud Boom Operator n/a 215 14000003
Paul Demers Foley n/a 120961 14000004
Michael Keeping Foley Artist n/a 223 14000005
Hennie Britton Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000006
Brian Slack Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000007
Jason Schmid Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000008
Frederick Howard Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000009
Anne-Marie Slack Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000010
Craig Jurkiewicz Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000011
John Carlson Sound Engineer Digital Transfer Engineer 120916 14000012
David Parker Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000013
Benjamin Cook Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000014
Johnny Martin Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Marty Boger Grip n/a 365 15000002
Charles Winzer Grip n/a 365 15000003
Michael Valenzuela Grip n/a 365 15000004
Paul Cuffee Gaffer n/a 268 15000005
Kaiser Kim Electrician n/a 450 15000006
Freeman Hardin Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Jason Wood Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Omari Thomas Electrician n/a 450 15000009
Frank Gardner Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000010
Shona Peters Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000011
Ann Rosencrans Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000012
Jessica Shannon Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Tom Vice Finance Manager Account Service Representative 120941 16000002
Truman Van Dyke Production Insurance Insurance Company 120949 16000003
Laura Collier Assistant Production Accountant n/a 120902 16000004
Kim Koscki Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Bobbie Nanfito Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Jennifer Hill Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000002
Raul Sanchez Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000003
Stephanie Granai Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Kristina Granai Craft Service n/a 120903 22000002
Andre Devantier Catering (Hollywood Caterers) 120954 22000003
Luis Brito Catering (Hollywood Caterers) 120954 22000004
Craig Kuehne Visual Effects Visual Effects Compositor 419 23000001
John Hartigan Special Effects (Ultimate Effects) 168 23000002
Beverly Hartigan Special Effects (Ultimate Effects) 168 23000003
Albert Lanutti Special Effects (Bang FX) 168 23000004
Jeffrey Powers Graphic Artist n/a 120985 23000005
Bob Hummel Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Dana MacDuff Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Les Miller Assistant (to Mr Van Peebles) 120820 25000001
Meica Kelly Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Rex Dominguez Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Kevin Dreher Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Gregory Pacificar Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Jeff Millcheck Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Anjoli Rountree Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Jaime Mejia Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Kanchan Kurichh Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Matthew Ballard Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000010
Amy Melendez Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000011
Bruce Gillies Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000012
Michael Thomas Production Intern 120824 25000013
Shonta Odom Production Intern 120824 25000014
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard Medic Lifeguard 120966 25000015
Michael Matis Medic n/a 120966 25000016
Julius Fletcher Driver n/a 273 25000017
Mark Garrett Driver n/a 273 25000018
Adam Swart Rights & Clearances Music Clearances 120879 26000001
Chris Parker Rights & Clearances Music Clearances 120879 26000002
Synopsis
Melvin Van Peebles stunned the world for the first time, with his debut feature, "The Story of a Three Day Pass." Filmed in France and selected as the French entry in the San Francisco Film Festival, Melvin's film was awarded the top prize. Saying it was controversial would be an understatement. In 1968 for a black man to walk up to the podium and accept the top festival award for a film he had to go abroad to make--now that's how you make your mark. After his comedy, "Watermelon Man," Melvin was determined to push the Hollywood boundaries with the groundbreaking, and even more controversial, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Turned down by every major studio including Columbia, where he had a three-picture deal, Melvin was forced to basically self-finance. Risking everything he had Melvin delivered to the world the first Black Ghetto hero on the big screen--whether they were ready or not! More than 30 years later, history is being fashioned again in the telling of this very tale. Mario Van Peebles, Melvin's son, directs an honest and revealing portrait of his pioneering father. Mario now tells the story of the making of Melvin Van Peebles' landmark 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," including Melvin's struggles to raise money to fund the film under the guise of creating a black porno film. Melvin had ducked creditors, the unions and had to bail out his camera crew after they were arrested because a white cop decided "a bunch of Negroes and hippies couldn't have come by that camera equipment honestly." Despite death threats and temporarily losing sight in one eye, Melvin somehow managed to whip into shape a rag-tag, multi-racial crew and finish the film that would give birth to birth of a new era which was about to explode: Independent Black Cinema.