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Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

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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31 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The video is apparently heavily influenced by West Side Story (1961)'s "Cool" song-and-dance sequence which is also staged in a parking garage. Jackson was a huge fan of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Nelson: How many guys proud of you?
Darryl: [thinks about it] Three.
Nelson: Shoot. Four guys proud of me.
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Soundtracks

Bad
Written by Michael Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Not as 'bad' as I thought
11 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that when Jacko had made a music movie right after Thriller, it might be good. Well, I was partially right. While Michael is no longer a minority in this video, his approach to drama is somewhat questionable. But, thanks to virtuoso director Martin Scorsese, he brings this mini-music movie together (though on TV they will usually just show the music part and will leave out the parts with a young Wesley Snipes) by some good editing and music to his images (Scorsese knows how to bring music and movies together with such things as The Last Waltz and Woodstock). Not inspired, but not a waste of a few minutes on MTV either. A-


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