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Bad Boys (1983)

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

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Rick Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Penn ... Mick O'Brien
Reni Santoni ... Ramon Herrera
Jim Moody ... Gene Daniels
Eric Gurry Eric Gurry ... Horowitz
Esai Morales ... Paco Moreno
Ally Sheedy ... J. C. Walenski
Clancy Brown ... Viking Lofgren
Robert Lee Rush Robert Lee Rush ... Tweety
John Zenda John Zenda ... Wagner
Alan Ruck ... Carl Brennan
Tony Mockus Jr. Tony Mockus Jr. ... Warden Bendix (as Tony Mockus)
Erik Barefield Erik Barefield ... Terrell
Dean Fortunato Dean Fortunato ... Perretti
Lawrence Mah Lawrence Mah ... Ricky Lee
Jorge Noa ... Carlos
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Storyline

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien (Sean Penn) has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend (Ally Sheedy). Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he reworks his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself. Written by watzdabigdeal

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Taglines:

In their world, if you're 17 and still alive you're a survivor [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,171,197, 27 March 1983

Gross USA:

$9,190,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,190,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Solofilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It's hard to believe this is the same person who played Jeff Spiccolli just a year before this, and would wind up playing Harvey Milk later in his career. See more »

Goofs

Obvious mannequin that Mick hits into when crashing the car. See more »

Quotes

Ramon Herrera: The only reason you're here is because there is no room for you anywhere else.
Paco Moreno: Well, why don't you get me a room at the Holiday Inn?
Ramon Herrera: Why don't you wise up?
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Alternate Versions

The original U.S. theatrical version ran 123 minutes. Most USA videocassettes and the first DVD release originally included a shortened, 104 minutes cut. The Image laserdisc runs the full 123 minutes, as does the Anchor Bay VHS/DVD re-released on October 9, 2001. See more »

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One of Penn's best films
20 September 2009 | by RoseNylanSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic crime drama/thriller about a troubled teen(Penn) who accidentally kills a young boy during a bungled drug heist. He is sent to a maximum security juvenile correctional facility and is thrown in with some of the meanest, most violent young criminals. Meanwhile, the older brother of the young boy that he accidentally killed is out for revenge and tries to get back at him through his girlfriend(Ally Sheedy) outside of prison.

Many of the horrific images in this film will stay with you for a long time. There is a constant sense of fear and danger that lingers throughout the film and is highlighted by a terrific score by Bill Conti(Rocky, The Karate Kid). Penn gives one of his best performances here. A must see film.


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