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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

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:

$65,807,024 (USA)
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Trivia

One stunt involved the villain's car, a Shelby Cobra 427, driving out of the back of an aircraft, which resulted in the Cobra crashing and incurring superficial damages. A number of scenes shot afterwards had to keep the car in tight close-up to hide these damages until a replacement Cobra could be procured. See more »

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When Mike, Marcus and the Captain are on the Basketball court Mike is holding an ice pack. In a subsequent shot when they are in a close group Mike throws the ice pack on the court, in the next shot it is in his hand again. See more »

Quotes

Mike Lowrey: Hello?
Marcus Burnett: We're your new neighbors.
Mike Lowrey: Don't be alarmed, we're negros.
Marcus Burnett: Naw man, naw. There's too much bass in your voice. That scares white folks. You got to sound like them.
[In high pitched voice]
Marcus Burnett: We were wondering if we could borrow some brown sugar...?
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References Action Jackson (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Me Against the World
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Written by Tupac Shakur, SoulShock, Karlin, Burt Bacharach, Hal David,
Minnie Riperton, Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Leon Ware
Produced and Arranged by SoulShock and Karlin
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac)
Background vocals featuring Puff Johnson
2PAC courtesy of Interscope Records
Puff Johnson courtesy of The Work Group
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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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