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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:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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 JC are talking in her bedroom, JC is sitting with her knees up to her chest and her arms wrapped around them whenever we see just her. Whenever we see both of them she is leaning against the nightstand with her hands in her lap. See more »

Quotes

Viking Lofgren: Hey, lipshitz.
Horowitz: The name is Horowitz, asshole.
Viking Lofgren: Horowitz asshole?
Paco Moreno: I heard it was lipshitz.
Viking Lofgren: Yeah, and if your lip shits, what's your asshole doin'?
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Alternate Versions

The differences between the full 123 min. version and the 104 min. one are:
  • Mick playing his guitar in his bedroom
  • Paco talking to his father
  • Mick entering the correctional center and walking in
  • A jogging scene where the new kid says Viking and Tweety are going to get him
  • J.C. walking out of Walgreen's Supermarket
  • Another scene where Viking and Tweety harass the new kid
  • Longer scene of J. C. walking before she gets raped
  • After the rape, there is a line-up where she identifies Paco
  • Tweety getting released from the correctional center
  • A scene where Mick hands out the work assignments
  • A scene where Paco talks to Paretti about going 50/50
  • Paco and Viking harass Horowitz and Mick while they're watching "Kiss Of Death" (1947)
  • Another scene of Horowitz working on the fertilizer bomb
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Soundtracks

Prodigal Son
Written by Steve Harris (uncredited)
Performed by Iron Maiden
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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Penn At His Grittiest
26 November 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the grittiest teen flicks to ever come out. This film puts all the films in the Dead End kids to shame. Sean Penn is perfect as Mick and Esai Morales is great as Paco. Also, this film as well as the similarly themed Born Innocent pulls no punches as it shows how the juvenile justice system which is supposed to rehabilitate young offenders does just the opposite and makes them even more hardened. This truly is one of the best films of the 1980's.


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