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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

Credited cast:
Michael Jackson ... Darryl
Adam Nathan Adam Nathan ... Tip
Pedro Sanchez Pedro Sanchez ... Nelson
Wesley Snipes ... Mini Max
Gregory Holtz Sr. Gregory Holtz Sr. ... Cowboy
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaime Monroy ... Latino Comedian
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Writer Richard Price was inspired by the story of Edmund Perry. Perry was an honor student at a prestigious school who was shot to death while allegedly trying to mug a plainclothes police officer. The story was a media sensation in New York City in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Ski: Hey, up in Duxbury, they wear them turtle shell glasses?
Darryl: That's *tortoise* shell...
Ski: Excuse me, brotha...
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Alternate Versions

A short version of the music video takes about 4 minutes. 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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User Reviews

admirable
3 January 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I saw it as splendid collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Michael Jackson. At the first sigh, a moral lesson about profound change. In essence , a beautiful short film , from the performance to the storytelling. Each occasion to see it is a delight for the powerful message, always actual , for the great job of Michael Jackson and for the inspired racial portrait .So, just great.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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