A really good little film. Bad Boys is a gritty take on urban survival, set in Chicago. The film features great performances from Penn and Sheedy. The film reminded me of a British film called Scum particularly with a violent scene involving a pillow case and three cans of cola. With Penn delivering a great performance and the film having well handled gritteness this is definetely one to check out. See it if you liked 8 mile, American Me or Menace 2 Society. Because the film had Ally Sheedy (the Breakfast Club) and a small part with Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day off)and also the fact that it was set in Chicago, Illinois I was expecting a John Hughes take on prison. But what I got was completely different. This film is a classic in it's own right, just too bad Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie had to use the same name or maybe this would've got more praise.