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Bad Boys (1995)

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Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

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Michael Bay

Writers:

George Gallo (story), Michael Barrie (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Boyle ... Girl Decoy
Michael Taliferro ... Carjacker
Emmanuel Xuereb ... Eddie Dominguez
Tchéky Karyo ... Fouchet (as Tcheky Karyo)
Marc Macaulay ... Noah Trafficante
Ralph Gonzalez Ralph Gonzalez ... Kuni
Vic Manni Vic Manni ... Ferguson
Frank John Hughes ... Casper
Mike Kirton Mike Kirton ... Andy
Martin Lawrence ... Marcus Burnett
Will Smith ... Mike Lowrey
Will Knickerbocker Will Knickerbocker ... Officer Bill O'Fee
Theresa Randle ... Theresa Burnett
Tiffany Samuels Tiffany Samuels ... Megan Burnett
Cory Hodges Cory Hodges ... James Burnett
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Storyline

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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Whatcha gonna do?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense violent action and pervasive strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulletproof Hearts See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,523,358, 9 April 1995

Gross USA:

$65,807,024

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,407,024
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martin Lawrence told GQ that Laurence Fishburne turned down the role of Mike Lowery. See more »

Goofs

In the final car chase scene, the Porsche is seen to overtake the Cobra when Mike says "Just punch it" yet in the next cut the Porsche is behind the Cobra and pulls alongside to be able to spin the Cobra into the wall. See more »

Quotes

Julie Mott: Can I help you?
Theresa Burnett: Yes, I'm here to kill my husband, Marcus Burnett.
Julie Mott: Uh-huh, and that'd be the tall one or the short one?
Theresa Burnett: The short one.
Julie Mott: I thought so.
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Alternate Versions

The Australian free-to-air TV version is cut to achieve an 'M' rating so that the movie may be showed at an earlier 8:30 timeslot. Lines involving the word 'fuck' are either edited/cut or the scenes in which they take place are missing entirely. See more »

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Must have missed something
30 May 2003 | by Unas14See all my reviews

Terrible terrible terrible (oh cool, an explosion) terrible. If you have seen any of the Lethal Weapon movies, you already know 90% of the jokes and dialogue from Bad Boys. The twist is that Smith's character is some millionaire playboy who takes a job as a drug cop because of the excitement and the satisfaction of ridding the streets of scum. Like all of his other roles, Smith brings absolutely nothing to the part, and plays it just as stupidly as it is written and conceived. Martin Lawrence, on the other hand, has never been good or funny in anything he's every been in, ever, so no surprises from him.

Now they're making a Bad Boys II. Maybe I will take up doing crosswords or something, because movies just keep getting worse.


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