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Bad Boys (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 April 1995 (USA)
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Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.

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Director: Joe Carnahan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Boyle ...
Girl Decoy
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Carjacker
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Eddie Dominguez
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Fouchet (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Noah Trafficante
Ralph Gonzalez ...
Kuni
Vic Manni ...
Ferguson
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Mike Kirton ...
Andy
Will Knickerbocker ...
Officer Bill O'Fee
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Tiffany Samuels ...
Cory Hodges ...
James Burnett
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Storyline

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 James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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drugs | murder | heroin | police | witness | See All (176) »

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Rated R for intense violent action and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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7 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Hearts  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£843,940 (UK) (16 June 1995)

Gross:

£4,734,434 (UK) (11 August 1995)
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Trivia

The experience Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer had on Beverly Hills Cop (1984), where a vehicle intended for Sylvester Stallone became a blockbuster starring Eddie Murphy, was their inspiration to re-start their project with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the lead roles. Columbia was already interested in making an action film with Smith; Simpson and Bruckheimer got the studio to OK the casting of Lawrence. See more »

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When Julie calls the precinct to speak to Mike, she ends up talking with Marcus. There is an out of focus flower in the foreground that alternates from perky to wilted to perky to wilted throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Marcus Burnett: You see what happens when you go off without me? You get into shit.
Mike Lowrey: Oh please, like shit don't happen when you're there.
Marcus Burnett: That - that ain't the point...
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Five O, Five O (Here They Come)
Written by Da S.W.A.T. Team
Produced by Bass Mechanics
Performed by 69 Boyz featuring K-Nock
Courtesy of Rip It Records
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Although Full of Clichés, An Excellent Action Movie
16 November 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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