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Dangerous Men

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In the mid-80s, an Iranian architect named Jahangir Salehi Yeganehrad decided he wanted to write, direct, produce, edit, score, and presumably cater and best boy his own movie. First, though, he had to change his name, and he picked a bitchin’ one: John S. Rad. We’re sad to report that he’s better at picking a Hollywood name than any of those other tasks we just listed.

This is the part where we typically tell you what the movie is about, but that hinges on us understanding what the movie is about. As best we can tell, here’s what happens: After her fiancé is murdered, a woman becomes a prostitute who goes on a murder spree. At this point, John S. Rad must have realized that this plot was a total rip-off of Paw Patrol: The Movie, so the plot switches gears and tells the story of a cop who infiltrates a biker gang using unconventional techniques such as “also disappearing from the plot with no explanation.” Then an old guy fights a guy named Black Pepper. Dangerous Men was shockingly not nominated for a single Oscar. 

Along the way, bald guys punch each other, cars explode, belly buttons get licked, and the use of the ass-knife is pioneered. There is absolutely nothing else in the RiffTrax catalog like Dangerous Men, and even after spending all this time with it, we’re not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

Written by: Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, and Sean Thomason
Contributing writers: Jason Miller and Zachary Shatzer

Contains scenes of attempted sexual assault, smoking, bloody 80s violence, incessant slap bass, 80s nudity, sexual situations, adult 80s language, and a "butt knife"

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HD High 1080p (7.81 GB)
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Poster art by Bob Fingerman
Poster art by Bob Fingerman

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.4 (154 votes)

Content Rating


Graphic violence


Movie Decade

Release date

November 12, 2021


74 minutes
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