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This week for Exploitation Alley, we’re going deep into the troubled teens genre, and into a film that I loved as a kid and continue to enjoy as an adult. Complete with shivs, juvenile halls and some pretty badass thugs, I’m talking about Rick Rosenthal’s 1983 youth gone wrong film Bad Boys…and no, not the Will Smith movie.

Bad Boys tells the story of Mick O’Brien (Sean Penn, Mystic River, At Close Range) a young hoodlum who spends his time snatching purses, getting into fights and putting the mack on his girlfriend J.C. (Ally Sheedy, The Breakfast Club). Hoping to step his game up, Mick comes up with the not so bright idea of ripping off his rival, another tough as nails thug named Paco ( played pretty ferociously by Labamba‘s Esai Morales), and Mick’s plan goes horribly wrong, ending with mulitple deaths, including »


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