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Bad Boys (1983)

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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 ... 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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There's Only One Person Left Who Believes Mick O'Brien Can Make It... Mick O'Brien. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Rick Rosenthal's commentary on the uncut DVD edition, he is still in possession of the pictures used in the beginning of the films credits. Several photos of the principal actors as kids. 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

Gene Daniels: My name is Gene Daniels. Call me Mr. Daniels, I like that, don't call me anything else.
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Alternate Versions

When Bad Boys was filmed, at least two scenes had two alternate versions -- both revolving around the same thing. When Tweety and Viking are giving O'Brien his work assignment, the original theatrical version had him on "shit house." The television version, though used the alternate take which has him on "latrine patrol." The same was done when Paco gets into the prison and O'Brien gives him "shit house" in the theatrical version, but in the television version again, the alternate take of "latrine patrol" is used. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Dial Meg for Murder (2010) See more »

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Prodigal Son
Written by Steve Harris (uncredited)
Performed by Iron Maiden
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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Great Film with some heart-wrenching acting
11 January 1999 | by JCisnerosSee all my reviews

This film has to be one of the best youth crime dramas around. Sean Penn delivers a strong performance as a troubled youth, without the will but the courage to change his ways. Ally Sheedy also delivers a strong performance as the sole light in Penn's insane lifestyle. Esai Morales delivers a strong performance as a youth who has takes the wrong roads in life. Buckle up, and get ready for an emotional ride by some talented actors/writers/director in this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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