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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.

Director:

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:

Life Has Pushed Him Into A Corner... And He's Comin' Out Fighting. 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 - Klein und gefährlich See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,171,197, 27 March 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,200,000
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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

The name of the youth jail was the "Rainford Juvenile Correctional Facility". Established in 1919, its motto was "Justice with Mercy". The name of the other prison facility, the gaol for adults, was the "Illinois State Penitentiary". See more »

Goofs

When Mick and Horowitz are escaping and Mr. Daniels catches them doing it during recess, Mr. Wagner stands there with a blank look on his face as if nothing has happened, but immediately afterwards, he is with Mr. Daniels trying to capture the boys trying to escape. See more »

Quotes

Mick O'Brien: Two carts for me and two carts for Horowitz... for free.
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Alternate Versions

In the mess hall scene where Horowitz starts throwing milk around & gets carried off to solitary, there is an omitted scene where he passes Mick & the camera is on Mick. Then the camera goes back to Horowitz been carried through another part of the way to solitary, then another prisoner yells out, "Don't forget to write"! See more »


Soundtracks

Tonight's The Night
Written by Theophilus Coakley (uncredited)
Performed by T-Connection
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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American version of Scum
5 March 2003 | by sandspider1See all my reviews

I loved this film it was excellent, it had a good cast, good story, good performances and you could really understand the characters. This film is very similar to Scum but although both are very gritty I think this film is a little better. Sean Penn is good in every film he has starred in but this film is what made him a creditable actor. If you want to watch a film with a good powerful story then I recommend this and I thought the ending was pretty good if a little predictable.


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