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Bad Boys (1995)

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Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.



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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Hearts  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£843,940 (UK) (16 June 1995)


$65,807,024 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Bay has gone on record about his dissatisfaction with the ultimate cut of he film. He expressed dissatisfaction with a number of specific shots, including the car chase following the Club Hell sequence, and one shot in which a character is thrust from an exploding airplane. See more »


When the crooks are breaking into the police evidence locker, they freeze and shatter the padlock, which lets both ends of the chain fall into the locker. In the same sequence, however, hands grasp both ends of the chain and pull it out through the bars as if there were two lengths of chain simply dangling into the locker and attached to the padlock. At the same time, chunks of the "steel" bars break off from the impact of the bolt cutters and the dragging of the chains revealing the bars are made of wood. See more »


Mike Lowrey: [after Marcus outruns Fochet at the airport] Now that's how you s'pose to drive. From now on, that's how you drive!
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Written and Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Performed by Jon B. featuring Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Jon B. courtesy of Yab Yum Records/Sony 550 Music
Babyface courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A funny, thoroughly entertaining action comedy
7 August 2003 | by (Riverside, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Bad Boys is a great action comedy from producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It features Will Smith (in his breakout performance) and Martin Lawrence, an unlikely pair who quite simply are the best movie duo I've seen since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour. The film features incredible action sequences (i.e. the Ether truck chase scene featuring massive explosions and pervasive gun fights) which all lead up to the film's action-packed climax which could only be done in a Jerry Bruckheimer film. The film also stars Tea Leoni (who is pretty good in playing the damsel in distress), Joe Pantoliano (whom we all know as Ralphie on The Sopranos, as a police captain) and Tcheky Karyo as the villain. (He was also the French officer opposite Mel Gibson in 2000's The Patriot) The movie features comedic one-liners from Smith and Lawrence as well as a few by Leoni. It also features a few sex jokes and just plain "disses". However, the characters are so underdeveloped that all we are left with is action and comedy. This formula is also seen in the recent summer blockbuster Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in which we could care less about the characters and just look for the action. However, Simpson and Bruckheimer's Bad Boys succeeds where T3 does not. By the end of the movie, we care about the heroes because they are fun to watch. In T3, the great Ah-nuld is just a figurehead for a movie romped with action-packed sequences and jaw-dropping stunts. This is one of only three good Michael Bay films (right next to Pearl Harbor and The Rock) and should seen by any action movie fan.

Lenny's Grade: B

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