Big Bad Mama II (1984)

Roger Corman and Angie Dickinson are still on board for another Big Bad Mama a decade later, bringing on Jim Wynorski as the director. Yes, the writer of Forbidden WorldSorceress and Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time as well as the director of Chopping Mall and so many more. Remember when the Medved brothers decried Dickinson being nude in the first Big Bad Mama? They must have been in full cringe mode for this one, even though Monique Gabrielle was her body double for this sequel effort.

Despite dying at the end of the original, Wilma McClatchie’s (Dickinson) home is foreclosed on, her new man shot and killed and she and her daughters Billie Jean (this time played by Danielle Brisebois, who was in The Premonition, TV’s Archie Bunker’s Place and a member of the band New Radicals) and Polly (Julie McCullough, Playboy February 1986 Playmate of the Month who also appeared in the 1988 remake of The Blob and was on TV’s Growing Pains until being fired once Kirk Saving Christmas Cameron converted to evangelical Christianity) return to a life of crime.

Crispin Glover’s dad Bruce is in this, as are Robert Culp, Charles Cypers (Sheriff Leigh Brackett!) and Lin Shaye in a brief part as a bank teller. It’s nowhere near as good as the originally, which wasn’t all that good to begin with, but when it’s 2:43 AM and you’re up all night with a toothache, you could really do worse, I guess.

You can watch this on Tubi and Amazon Prime.

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