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Bad (1987)

Video  -  Short | Music | Musical  -  31 August 1987 (USA)
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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

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Writer Richard Price was inspired by the story of Edmund Perry. Perry was an honor student at a prestigious school who was shot to death while allegedly trying to mug a plainclothes police officer. The story was a media sensation in New York City in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Ski: So what's your major?
Darryl: This high school, ain't no major.
Ski: Alright, then what's your minor?
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Featured in Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003) See more »

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Bad
Written by Michael Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
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One of his better MUSIC VIDEOS!
9 July 2002 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This music video is honestly one of the best of Michael Jackson. He portrays a high school kid coming home from a high class, preppy school only to hang out with his ghetto friends. As the group gets back into their old ways, Michael refuses to continue with them. His opinions have changed since they last hung out and doesn't want to be the delinquent that he apparently was before hand.

After his friends give him one more chance to show that he still is BAD, Michael ditches the chance and tells his friends that they're nothing and not bad either. He goes into a lengthy dance number to show to them that he is BAD too, but just not in the way that they want him to be.

The direction and quality of film is excellent. With it's WIZARD OF OZ type feel, by having the film start off in Black and White and then at the point of the song's entrance, turning to color, only to go back to Black and White after the song's finished.

Once again, this is one of MJ's better MUSIC VIDEOS and is a must see for fans of both MJ and Scoresce.


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