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Bad Boys -- Miami cops Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are two loose cannons who tear up the Sunshine State in search of stolen drugs. Co-starring Tea Leoni. Explosive direction by Michael Bay (Armageddon).
Bad Boys -- Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.


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Writers (WGA):
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Michael Barrie (screenplay) ...
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7 April 1995 (USA) See more »
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Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Typically stylish cop flick that is better than the average - 76% See more (203 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Lisa Boyle ... Girl Decoy

Will Smith ... Mike Lowrey

Martin Lawrence ... Marcus Burnett

Michael Taliferro ... Carjacker

Emmanuel Xuereb ... Eddie Dominguez

Tchéky Karyo ... Fouchet (as Tcheky Karyo)

Marc Macaulay ... Noah Trafficante
Ralph Gonzalez ... Kuni
Vic Manni ... Ferguson

Frank John Hughes ... Casper
Mike Kirton ... Andy
Will Knickerbocker ... Officer Bill O'Fee

Theresa Randle ... Theresa Burnett
Tiffany Samuels ... Megan Burnett
Cory Hodges ... James Burnett
Scott Cumberbatch ... Quincy Burnett

Anna Levine ... Francine (as Anna Thomson)
Joey Romano ... Detective

Sam Ayers ... Detective

Joe Pantoliano ... Captain Howard

Marg Helgenberger ... Alison Sinclair

Nestor Serrano ... Detective Sanchez

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Detective Ruiz

Michael Imperioli ... Jojo
Karen Alexander ... Max Logan

Fawn Reed ... Woman at Boxing Gym
Heather Davis ... Lois Fields

Téa Leoni ... Julie Mott

Saverio Guerra ... Chet the Doorman
Maureen Gallagher ... Yvette
Juan F. Cejas ... Ether Van Driver (as Juan Cejas)

Ed Amatrudo ... Ether Van Boss
Jimmy Franzo ... Club Bartender
Tony Bolano ... Drunk Guy at Urinal

Shaun Toub ... Store Clerk
Marty McSorley ... Henchman

Norman Max Maxwell ... Henchman

Kevin Corrigan ... Elliot
Buddy Bolton ... Wally
Stan Miller ... News Anchor
Dug Jones ... Man #1

John Salley ... Hacker 'Fletcher' (as John Spider Salley)
Dana Mark ... Police Technician
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Drug Buyer (as Mario Ernesto Sanchez)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kim Coates ... White Carjacker (uncredited)
Cherie Wimberly ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Bay 
Writing credits
George Gallo (story)

Michael Barrie (screenplay) &
Jim Mulholland (screenplay) and
Doug Richardson (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Lucas Foster .... executive producer
Bruce S. Pustin .... executive producer
Don Simpson .... producer
Original Music by
Mark Mancina 
Cinematography by
Howard Atherton (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christian Wagner 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Francine Maisler 
Production Design by
John Vallone 
Art Direction by
Peter Politanoff 
Set Decoration by
Kate J. Sullivan  (as Kate Sullivan)
Costume Design by
Bobbie Read 
Makeup Department
Caridad 'Cuqui' Collazo .... hair stylist (as Caridad Collazo)
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... makeup artist
Jeni Lee Dinkel .... makeup department head
Stacey Morris .... personal hairstylist for will smith & martin lawrence
Claudia Pascual .... additional make-up artist
Laini Thompson .... makeup artist: Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Smith
Production Management
Christopher Cronyn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey T. Barabe .... second second assistant director
Kenny Bates .... second unit director (as Ken Bates)
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director (as Bruce G. Moriarty)
Lisandra Soto .... second assistant director: second unit
Barry H. Waldman .... first assistant director: second unit (as Barry Waldman)
Jonathan Watson .... second assistant director (as Jonathan M. Watson)
Michelle Marx .... assistant director: Miami (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Dane .... set dresser
Rod England .... set dresser
Charles Guanci Jr. .... property master (as Charles P. Guanci Jr.)
Arturo Mendez .... sign painter
Jeremy Alan Read .... set dresser
Carl Ritz .... construction coordinator (as Carl L. Ritz)
Elaine Victoria .... set dec buyer
Eric Weiler .... assistant property master
Cary Whittaker .... greensman
Cary Whittaker .... set dresser
Lewis Zucker .... set dresser
Jerry Blohm .... leadman (uncredited)
Curtis Carlin .... swing gang (uncredited)
Robert Crowley .... props (uncredited)
Erik Grasteit .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Kevin Long .... props (uncredited)
Carlos Menéndez .... assistant art director (uncredited)
John Patteson .... assistant props (uncredited)
Michele Tedlis Sorbo .... art department coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Valarie Wise .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... foley editor (as Willie Allen)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Nancy Barker .... adr assistant
William C. Carruth .... adr editor (as Bill Carruth)
Alessandro Checcacci .... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor
Ali Derakhanan .... assistant sound editor
Peter J. Devlin .... production sound mixer
Greg Dillon .... sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley walker (as Gary Hecker)
Robert G. Henderson .... supervising sound editor (as Robert Henderson)
David L. Horton Jr. .... supervising foley editor (as David L. Horton)
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Adam Johnston .... sound editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley walker
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
David M. O'Dell .... boom operator
Rodney Sharpp .... assistant sound editor
James Simcik .... supervising adr editor
Brooke Henderson Ward .... assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
David Williams .... foley editor
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Kevin Cerchiai .... second boom operator (uncredited)
David Diamond .... boom operator: second unit (uncredited)
Fred Peck III .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Bruno Roussel .... assistant sound engineer (uncredited)
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Gregg Silk .... second engineer (uncredited)
Samuel Webb .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Marc Banich .... special effects foreman
Richard Lee Jones .... special effects coordinator
Michael Meinardus .... chief pyrotechnician (as Mike Meinardus)
Marc Mercury .... special effects
Jack Sander .... special effects technician
Ray O. Hardesty .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Christine Onesky .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kent Demaine .... creative director: interactive design
Steve Rodriguez .... digital colorist (uncredited)
Jay Amor .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunt coordinator (as Ken Bates)
Chick Bernhard .... stunts (as Chick Bernharvt)
Nick Brett .... stunts
Butch Brickell .... stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
David Wayne Campbell .... stunt driver
Tony De Leon .... stunts (as Tony DeLeon)
Mitchell Dean .... stunt driver
Richard L. Duran .... stunts (as Richard Duran)
Alex Edlin .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Steve Filmore .... stunts (as Steve Fillmore)
Bill Flaherty .... Stunt Car Rigger
Scotty Gallin .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
David Hayes .... stunts
Leigh Hennessy .... stunts
Henry Kingi Jr. .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Randolph LeRoi .... stunts
Janine Mitchell .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunts
Norb Phillips .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts (as Steven Picerni)
Buddy Reynolds .... stunts
James Hooks Reynolds .... stunts (as Jimmy Reynolds)
Stan Lee Rice .... stunts
J.C. Robaina .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Ronald C. Ross .... stunts
Robair Sims .... stunt double
Gar Stephen .... stunts
Frank Torres .... stunts
Peter Tors .... stunts (as Peter A. Tors)
Lisa Vanderpool .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts (as Mike Vendrell)
Amy Stephen Wilder .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
Leigh Hennessy .... stunt double: Tea Leoni (uncredited)
Donna Keegan .... stunts (uncredited)
Jay Krueger .... stunts (uncredited)
Randolph LeRoi .... stunt double: Mr. Smith (uncredited)
Robert Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Lee Rice .... stunt double: Martin Lawrence (uncredited)
Gary Robert .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Lyons Collister .... director of photography: second unit
Biff Delany .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Biff DeLany)
Jon Baronn Farmer .... still photographer (as Jon Farmer)
Ken Glassing .... first assistant camera: second unit
James J. Green .... dolly grip
Phil Green .... second grip
Craig Haagensen .... camera operator
Don Hamzik .... video assist
Jamie Klein .... key grip: second unit
Michael Klimchak .... first assistant camera
Peter Manno .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John McGowan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as John D. McGowan)
Mike McGowan .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Michael B. McGowan)
Peter Mercurio .... first assistant camera: second unit
Gene Moffat .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Eugene Moffatt)
Douglas F. O'Neons .... camera operator (as Doug O'Neons)
Casey Osborne .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Barry Ryan .... key grip (as Barry J. Ryan)
Gary Ryan .... chief lighting technician
Warner R. Wacha .... second assistant camera (as Warner Wacha)
Andrew Fisher .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Megan Forste .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Kelem .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Gregory Shummon .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Owen Stephens .... electrician: rigging crew (uncredited)
Fred Valentine .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Scott Genkinger .... casting assistant (as Scott D. Genkinger)
Ken Waters .... extras casting assistant: T's Lounge Girls
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristy Aitken Hernandez .... wardrobe supervisor
Yvette Ammon .... set costumer
Robert Mata .... wardrobe supervisor
Rhona Meyers .... key costumer
Romeo Pompa .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Clark Campbell .... assistant editor
Jordan Dawes .... apprentice editor
Alden Delos Santos .... dailies assist
David Orr .... color timer
Herbert Dwight Raymond IV .... first assistant editor: film (as H. Dwight Raymond IV)
Robin Rosenthal .... assistant editor
David Lewis Smith .... assistant editor
Julie Janata .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Sam Tedesco .... location manager (as Samuel P. Tedesco)
Nigel Arscott .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Pamella D'Pella .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Michelle Belcher .... soundtrack coordinator
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
J.J. George .... assistant music editor
Nick Glennie-Smith .... composer: additional music
Matt Jones .... soundtrack a&r (as M. Matthew Jones)
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Maria Newman .... musician
Jeffrey Pollack .... music consultant
Curtis Roush .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Christopher Ward .... composer: additional music
Ryeland Allison .... musician (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Larry Crenshaw .... transportation captain (as Larry W. Crenshaw)
Pirty Lee Jackson .... transportation co-captain
Jack Sander .... driver
Jon Bergholz .... driver (uncredited)
K.C. Colebrooke .... driver (uncredited)
Greg Koronowicz .... picture cars (uncredited)
Other crew
Ernest 'Tron' Anderson .... assistant: Mr. Smith (as Ernest Tron Anderson)
Simona Aranda .... assistant: Mr. Pustin
Diane Bandolas .... production accountant
John Burns .... craft service foreman
Viki Cacciatore .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Cook .... production assistant
Peaches Davis .... assistant: Mr. Lawrence (as Nilah Peaches Davis)
Diane DiPrima .... production secretary
Andrew Form .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Wendi Friedman .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Margery Kimbrough .... assistant: Mr. Foster
Fay Kladouris .... assistant: Mr. Bay (as Fay J. Kladouris)
Robert Lawrence .... assistant: Mr. Lawrence
Melonie Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Todd Marrero .... assistant: Don Simpson
Nelson Oramas .... technical advisor (as Major Nelson Oramas)
Jeffrey Scott Pawlak .... craft service
Jennifer Pepper .... administrative production secretary
Robert Runge .... production assistant
Brad Scheel .... production assistant (as Bradley Scheel)
Andrea Schlupp .... assistant: Mr. Simpson
Brittani Simberg .... production assistant
Michael Dean Valeo .... production assistant
Lois Walker .... production coordinator
Corey B. Yugler .... script supervisor
Josué D. Aguilar .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Christian Clarke .... set production assistant: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Nick Conti .... voice looping: multiple voices (uncredited)
Robert Dawson .... title designer (uncredited)
April Fitzsimmons .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Patteson .... armorer (uncredited)
Anthony Petzold .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ilene Pickus .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Larry Zience .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for intense violent action and pervasive strong language
119 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The film's production was extremely grueling for Michael Bay due to script problems (Bay would later call the screenplay a "piece of shit") and budget limits that often meant Bay would get only a single day to shoot action sequences that would have taken four days of work on more lavishly-funded projects. Bay sacrificed part of his salary so a key sequence during the film's climax wasn't eliminated.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the opening car-jacking sequence, the crew is reflected in the door of the Porsche as it is opened.See more »
Mike Lowrey:Please, man. Married life is easy. You only got one woman to satisfy.
Marcus Burnett:Yo, man, we ain't the Cosbys.
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48 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Typically stylish cop flick that is better than the average - 76%, 25 October 2005
Author: Benjamin Cox from Hampshire, England

I don't know about you but there are two words that I associate with disastrously bad films. Two words that fill my soul with dread and my bowels with fear. And those two words are... "sports drama". Two OTHER words that carry similar feelings are "Martin Lawrence" so to find a film with him in that I like is something of a surprise. "Bad Boys" is as traditional an action-cop film as you can imagine, filled with hot action sequences, fast cars and beautiful women. And Martin Lawrence.

Lawrence is Det. Marcus Burnett, straight-laced family man and partner to Det. Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) who is Burnett's polar opposite. He's a fast-living ladies man with a passion for sports car and when $100 million dollars worth of heroin is stolen from the Miami PD, he and Burnett are put on the case. But in order to trace the drugs, they need to protect murder witness Julie Mott (Téa Leoni) from local hoodlums led by suave gangster Fouchet (Tchéky Karyo).

As you'd expect from a Bruckheimer & Simpson production, this follows a strict mantra of "style over substance" which makes "Bad Boys" feel like an update of another Miami-based cop show "Miami Vice". The suits are sharp, the action is loud and the cars look way beyond the economic means of cops. And despite the characters being way too familiar ("Lethal Weapon", anyone?), Smith and Lawrence bring humour and chemistry to their roles and lift the film beyond your expectations. In truth, this is the sort of film where you switch your brain off and just enjoy it and thanks to Smith and Lawrence, you can do just that. They spark off each other really well, seeing them in good stead for the almost inevitable sequel.

"Bad Boys" is not what you'd call a classic but it is an enjoyable movie that you can enjoy if it's on TV or a rental DVD. Sometimes, you just want to relax in front of something undemanding and while that may sound like criticism, it isn't. The male half of the species will enjoy this much more than their girlfriends (well, she didn't mind it...) but this sort of thing isn't likely to expand your mind that much. Get yourself some popcorn, slouch on the couch and watch the epitome of the blockbuster cop movie.

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