History BadassGrandpa / LiveActionFilms

20th Apr '16 1:43:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.

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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.body.
* ''Film/TheAlzheimersCase'': Ledda is a hitman who is still performing kills in his old age. The fact that he's developed Alzheimer's disease and is suffering occasional memory loss means that he wants to do OneLastJob before retiring.
20th Apr '16 12:25:47 AM erforce
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* By ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Dr. Jones has become this trope. In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', his father is something of an inversion, being a [[NonActionGuy bookish old man]] who [[GuileHero nevertheless outfights the bad guys with ingenuity rather than brawn]].
* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.

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* By ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', Dr. Jones has become this trope. In ''Film/TheLastCrusade'', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', his father is something of an inversion, being a [[NonActionGuy bookish old man]] who [[GuileHero nevertheless outfights the bad guys with ingenuity rather than brawn]].
* %%* Mr. Miyagi from ''TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid1984'' and its sequels.



* ''StarWars'' features a few examples:

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' features a few examples:
1st Mar '16 4:06:12 PM vtarira
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** By the time of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', thirty or so years after the Original Trilogy, Han Solo has gone grey but his personality--and aim--haven't changed at all. He's introduced having an argument with two other criminal crews about the profits for some [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily rathtars]] ''who are currently loose on the ship'', and that's before he sets foot in the main plot.
31st Jan '16 7:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''Film/BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.

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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''Film/BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] heartwarming by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.



* In the Mormon film ''Passage to Zarahemla'', the previously mild-mannered, violin making grandpa scales a wall, breaks into a house, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome careens down a staircase with a machine gun in each hand]]. The guns belong to the two thugs he and a guy recovering from being ''shot'' just knocked out. Later he stares down a handful of ancient warriors, armed to the teeth and covered with blood. Very calmly, he puts down one gun, scoops up his granddaughter, and [[UnflinchingWalk walks away]].

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* In the Mormon film ''Passage to Zarahemla'', the previously mild-mannered, violin making grandpa scales a wall, breaks into a house, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome careens down a staircase with a machine gun in each hand]].hand. The guns belong to the two thugs he and a guy recovering from being ''shot'' just knocked out. Later he stares down a handful of ancient warriors, armed to the teeth and covered with blood. Very calmly, he puts down one gun, scoops up his granddaughter, and [[UnflinchingWalk walks away]].
31st Jan '16 7:22:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''RockyBalboa''.

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** And Rocky himself in the ''Film/RockyV'' and ''RockyBalboa''.''Film/RockyBalboa''.
4th Jan '16 5:50:45 PM TVRulezAgain
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** Yoda is around 800 and nearing the end of his species's natural life span, but can still go toe-to-toe with the likes of Count Dooku and [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]]. Even thirty years later, Yoda retains enough power to easily lift an almost-completely submerged X-Wing from a swamp. In the ''[[StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' cartoon, he performs a variety of insane feats of the force while taking down a bunch of GiantRobot mooks.

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** Yoda is around 800 and nearing the end of his species's natural life span, but can still go toe-to-toe with the likes of Count Dooku and [[BigBad Emperor Palpatine]]. Even thirty years later, Yoda retains enough power to easily lift an almost-completely submerged X-Wing from a swamp. In the ''[[StarWarsCloneWars ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' cartoon, he performs a variety of insane feats of the force while taking down a bunch of GiantRobot mooks.
11th Dec '15 9:39:28 AM babyhenchy1
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* While Immortan Joe from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.

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* While [[BigBad Immortan Joe Joe]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.
11th Dec '15 9:39:12 AM babyhenchy1
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* Harry Hart from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He takes out six mooks with minimal effort near the beginning of the film and later probably causes half the fatalities in the mass melee in the church.

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* Harry Hart from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He takes out six mooks with minimal effort near the beginning of the film and later probably causes half the fatalities in the mass melee in the church.church.
* While Immortan Joe from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' is an absolutely disgusting human being, being an EvilOverlord and misogynist who keeps women like cattle, he leads from the front and is one of the [[BadassDriver best drivers]] in the entire film, despite clearly being in old age and dying with multiple tumors and lesions everywhere on his body.
24th Nov '15 9:58:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.

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* For a literal example, JohnWayne in ''BigJake'' ''Film/BigJake'' [[PapaWolf cut a swathe]] through a gang of desperadoes who kidnapped his grandson. Made even more [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] by the fact that Big Jake has never even laid eyes on his grandson.



* Il Duce from ''TheBoondockSaints''. He's an undefeatable hitman, who, in one scene, ambushes the three Saints and nearly kills them all. When later the police were investigating the crime scene, the main investigator from FBI decided that the Saints were ambushed by six men, because Il Duce was carrying six guns.

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* Il Duce from ''TheBoondockSaints''.''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. He's an undefeatable hitman, who, in one scene, ambushes the three Saints and nearly kills them all. When later the police were investigating the crime scene, the main investigator from FBI decided that the Saints were ambushed by six men, because Il Duce was carrying six guns.



* In the Played By SeanConnery department, Allan Quatermain from the film adaptation of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
* ''TheLostBoys'' features a grandpa who only reveals his trope-worthiness at the very end of the film, by [[spoiler:crashing his jeep through the wall of his own house and killing the Head Vampire with a hood full of fenceposts]]. He also delivers the best line, "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires."
* ''LordOfTheRings'': Théoden is a 70-year-old manifestation of pure badass.

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* In the Played By SeanConnery department, Allan Quatermain from the film adaptation of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
* ''TheLostBoys'' ''Film/TheLostBoys'' features a grandpa who only reveals his trope-worthiness at the very end of the film, by [[spoiler:crashing his jeep through the wall of his own house and killing the Head Vampire with a hood full of fenceposts]]. He also delivers the best line, "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach -- all the damn vampires."
* ''LordOfTheRings'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Théoden is a 70-year-old manifestation of pure badass.



* Hub [=McCann=] in ''SecondhandLions'' is an old man who's just suffered from a heart attack and walked out of the hospital as soon as he could stand. He's still able to take on four teenage greasers, then takes them home and gives them his "what every boy needs to know about being a man" speech. He's got a few good lines along the way, too:

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* Hub [=McCann=] in ''SecondhandLions'' ''Film/SecondhandLions'' is an old man who's just suffered from a heart attack and walked out of the hospital as soon as he could stand. He's still able to take on four teenage greasers, then takes them home and gives them his "what every boy needs to know about being a man" speech. He's got a few good lines along the way, too:



* Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumley in ''We Were Soldiers''. Hardass extraordinaire, he doesn't so much as duck when the Vietnamese soldiers are taking pot shots at him. He doesn't even bother with a rifle, and uses his pistol for the entire battle. Even more impressive? He's based on a real person.

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* Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumley in ''We Were Soldiers''.''Film/WeWereSoldiers''. Hardass extraordinaire, he doesn't so much as duck when the Vietnamese soldiers are taking pot shots at him. He doesn't even bother with a rifle, and uses his pistol for the entire battle. Even more impressive? He's based on a real person.



* Bob Barker in ''HappyGilmore''. And in real life, too (a Karate Blackbelt trained by Chuck Norris).

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* Bob Barker in ''HappyGilmore''.''Film/HappyGilmore''. And in real life, too (a Karate Blackbelt trained by Chuck Norris).



* ''TransformersFilmSeries''.

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* ''TransformersFilmSeries''.''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.



* Averted in ''TheWeddingSinger'' as a bar brawl is about to begin, an old man punches the antagonist . . . and it has no effect. He comments apologetically that he was much stronger as a young man.

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* Averted in ''TheWeddingSinger'' ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' as a bar brawl is about to begin, an old man punches the antagonist . . . and it has no effect. He comments apologetically that he was much stronger as a young man.
16th Nov '15 5:45:38 AM erforce
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* All the main characters in ''TheExpendables'' are all action heroes at least over 60 and they show they can still do what they do best.

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* All the main characters in ''TheExpendables'' ''Film/TheExpendables'' are all action heroes at least over 60 and they show they can still do what they do best.
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