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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 majority of the film is set in a juvenile correctional facility. This was filmed on location at a real-life reformatory in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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

Ramon Herrera: [to Paco] Do you know what goes on in here? Time stands still. On the outside everyone is getting on with their lives; working, making money, getting laid, all that good shit. Aww, look at your bad self. I was into that gang shit for half of my life. It's dumb, fuckin', nowhere shit!
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Soundtracks

Get Dressed
Written by George Clinton (uncredited) and Bootsy Collins (uncredited)
Performed by George Clinton
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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