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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mick O'Brien
... Ramon Herrera
... Gene Daniels
Eric Gurry ... Horowitz
... Paco Moreno
... J. C. Walenski
... Viking Lofgren
Robert Lee Rush ... Tweety
John Zenda ... Wagner
... Carl Brennan
Tony Mockus Jr. ... Warden Bendix (as Tony Mockus)
Erik Barefield ... Terrell
Dean Fortunato ... Perretti
Lawrence Mah ... Ricky Lee
... 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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In their world, if you're 17 and still alive you're a survivor [Video Australia] See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys - Klein und gefährlich  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Predominantly, all the characters played by the movie's young lead cast were all facially disfigured at some point in the film's story. See more »

Goofs

When Horowitz swings Warden Bendix's golf club and breaks his green desk lamp, the next shot shows it unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Ramon Herrera: The only reason you're here is because there is no room for you anywhere else.
Paco Moreno: Well, why don't you get me a room at the Holiday Inn?
Ramon Herrera: Why don't you wise up?
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Connections

Referenced in John's Arm: Armageddon (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Go Away
Written by Rahni Harris (uncredited) and Zachary Harris (uncredited)
Performed by Melba Moore
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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Great Film with some heart-wrenching acting
11 January 1999 | by See 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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