Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. Written by
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According to Michael Bay on the DVD commentary, he had a fight with Will Smith over the ending. Three days before they shot the ending, Will agreed that he would say "I love you" to Martin Lawrence. The day they were about to shoot the ending, Will changed his mind and didn't want to say it. Michael Bay fought with Will for over a couple of hours about why he should say it. By the end of the fight, in complete frustration, Michael told Will that he didn't care anymore because he only had about 15 minutes to shoot the ending by this time or he didn't have an ending (he wasn't given additional days at the time of filming). When the scene was shot, Will finally says "I love you" to Martin. That shot appears in the final cut. See more »
After Marcus takes the bat away from Julie and is telling her the hit men are coming to get her, the bat is in his hand. In the next shot, it's lying on the floor by her leg, and then Marcus asks for the back door and throws the bat down. See more »
Although Full of Clichés, An Excellent Action Movie
The honest and efficient Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) is a married cop with three children, having difficulties for the payment of his mortgage and for having sex with his wife. His partner is the also honest, efficient and wealthy Detective Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), who inherits a large amount from his family and although living like a playboy, has not resigned to his position in the police department. After a daring robbery of heroin from the police department stores, the two detectives try to find some clue about the gang. The chance appears with the hooker Julie Mott (Téa Leoni), the witness of the murder of a 'working girl' friend of her. The detectives are assigned to protect her and chase the killers. Although full of clichés, 'Bad Boys' is an excellent action movie, in the same line of 'Lethal Weapon'. There are lots of funny parts, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are excellent as the two partners with different behaviors and Téa Leoni is gorgeous. I saw this movie a couple of years ago, when Will Smith was an unknown actor, and now I saw it again on DVD, with the intention of watching 'Bad Boys II'. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): 'Os Bad Boys' ('The Bad Boys')
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