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Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Richard Price
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Jackson ... Darryl
Adam Nathan Adam Nathan ... Tip
Pedro Sanchez Pedro Sanchez ... Nelson
Wesley Snipes ... Mini Max
Gregory Holtz Sr. ... Cowboy
Jaime Perry Jaime Perry ... Ski
Paul Calderon ... Dealer
Alberto Alejandrino Alberto Alejandrino ... Hispanic Man
Horace Bailey Horace Bailey ... Street Bum
Marvin Foster Marvin Foster ... Crack Customer
Roberta Flack ... Darryl's Mother
Dennis Price Dennis Price ... Conductor
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Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson: Bad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Optimum Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a 2015 interview, Wesley Snipes claimed that Michael Jackson was unnerved by the raucous fans around the shooting location. According to Snipes, he became Jackson's "de facto bodyguard" for the duration of the shoot. See more »

Quotes

Darryl: You ain't bad, you ain't nothing. You ain't nothing!
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Alternate Versions

A short version of the music video takes about 4 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in Whitney (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad
Lyrics and Music by Michael Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson (vocals)
Produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
(C) 1987 Mijac Music
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The title is misleading.
22 October 2018 | by SnowLeopardMasterSee all my reviews

It may be called "Bad" But neither the song or video are actually bad by any stretch of the imagination. While the video is maybe a bit long, and the opening is slightly nonsensical, it soon becomes an intriguing, well directed masterpiece. Michael Jackson is a surprisingly talented actor, and keeps the time before the music starts interesting.

Then, there's the song itself. The dance is incredibly well choreographed, and all the dancers are very talented. The song itself is catchy, upbeat and fun. The only thing holding this video back is the intro, which is maybe a tad bit boring. But that's easily fixed if you just watch the shortened version.


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