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Bad Boys II (2003)

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Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

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Michael Bay

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George Gallo (characters), Marianne Wibberley (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Detective Marcus Burnett
Will Smith ... Detective Mike Lowrey
Jordi Mollà ... Hector Juan Carlos 'Johnny' Tapia
Gabrielle Union ... Syd
Peter Stormare ... Alexei
Theresa Randle ... Theresa
Joe Pantoliano ... Captain Howard
Michael Shannon ... Floyd Poteet
Jon Seda ... Roberto
Yul Vazquez ... Detective Mateo Reyes (as Yul Vázquez)
Jason Manuel Olazabal ... Detective Marco Vargas (as Jason Manuel Olazábal)
Otto Sanchez ... Carlos
Henry Rollins ... TNT Leader
Antoni Corone ... DEA Tony Dodd
Gary Nickens ... TNT Fanuti
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Storyline

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd (Gabrielle Union), Marcus's sister. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and action, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,522,560, 20 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,608,444

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,339,556
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes from the movie were filmed at the "Bird" house in Delray Beach, Florida. The mansion stood nearly completed and vacant for years before it was purchased. The new owner advertised in Variety for a movie company to use the mansion in a movie and blow it up. By the end of filming, only the swimming pool was left. See more »

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When Mike turns up at Marcus's house he's driving a 575. At the start of the freeway chase when the guy who fell down from the car park, the Ferrari in shot when he lands is still a 575, but on the freeway chase this changes into a 550 Maranello. See more »

Quotes

[during the car chase/gunfight with the Haitian gang, a stray shot smashes the headlight of Mike's Ferrari]
Mike Lowery: Ah, shit, shit! Hey, definitely shoot that motherfucker that just... aw, man, my headlight!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Marcus and Mike continue to bicker while laying in the new pool Mike bought for Marcus. See more »

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Theme
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Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (as The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of Silva Screen Records Ltd.
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More than your typical buddy cop flick. Way more!!
21 July 2003 | by DragonsoulsSee all my reviews

Lights, Camera, ACTION! plenty of it, I wrote my review for Bad Boys over a year ago, I couldnt wait for this movie. I am a big Bruckheimer fan because I like action. Critics who keep bashing the movie forget that Micheal Bay is known for shooting action. So if you don't like to see some amazing action sequences, and you have a weak stomach, then stay away from movies like these. I thought this movie had more action in it than all of the Lethal Weapon movies. This is "the" buddy cop movie. Their should be a part 3 now that this movie clocked in over 40 million in its first weekend.

I already said enough about the action in this film, but Martin and Will are hilarious in this one, even though the plot has nothing to do with several of their skits. It feels like they were 2 different movies here. But nevertheless, the chemistry was good between them, and they had me falling off my seat.

So do not miss this movie because a critic says so. This movie will make way more than it cost to make ($200,000,000) but it will Cha-Ching, much more just like Pearl Harbor was bashed, along with Armageddon which are Hollywood Classics. I admit Bay is not my favorite director to see work with Bruckheimer, his closeup hand-held camera shaking movements always bothered me. Instead I like the Scott bros. Ridley and Tony who should direct Bruckheimer movies from now on.

*** 3 stars out of 4. Go see this film, just get the advil ready afterwards


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