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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 Around the World 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

In an early version of the script, there was a part for English singer and actor Jimmy Nail. See more »

Goofs

During the MacArthur Causeway chase sequence, the Ferrari gets shot on the left headlight (Lowry complains about it). Later we can see the Ferrari intact. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Howard: [reading the damage report from the car chase against the Haitians with Mike and Marcus present] 22 cars and a boat, totalled? How did hell you sink a boat?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

TBS and TNT versions are edited for TV where they edited out the violence and much of the profanity are removed or dubbed. Including Mike Lowery's "Y'all bunch of filthy motherlovers". See more »

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Written by Stevie J (as Steve Jordan), Snoop Dogg (as Cordozar Broadus) and Loon (as Chauncey Hawkins)
Produced by Sean 'Diddy' Combs and Stevie J
Performed by Snoop Dogg with Loon
Additional vocals by LaToiya Williams
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Loon appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
LaToiya Williams appears courtesy of Doggy Style Records
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If you hate Michael Bay, why did you see this?
21 July 2003 | by neo_jennerSee all my reviews

I've never understood this bizarre hatred of Michael Bay that so many so called film ethusiests have. I mean, what is it about HIM that struck a coard with so many? People don't bash Simon West,Martin Campbell, Tony Scott, or Dominic Sena the way the bring the hammer down on Bay. It's not like he was the first guy who was really good at style over substance. I for one am gonna defend the guy here. And no, i'm not some idiot teenager who thinks Charlie's Angels is the best movie ever made. I am an avid film watcher. I probably see close to 100 movies a year IN theaters. Big movies and small alike. I appreciate any genre of film if it's done well. But obviously my first love is, and always will be, action. And I think Michael Bay is one of the best action directors around. As good as James Cameron, John Woo, Ridley Scott, John McTerninan, John Frankenhiemer, and any other guy named John.

Is Bad Boys II too exrtavigant? Too explosive? Too indulgent? It's not your money, why should you care? BB2 is action filmaking in it's purest, most volitile form. I can't remember seeing an action movie with this much, well, ACTION in it. This thing drills you like a jackhammer in a way that The Rock could only dream of. It comes close to the "Enough Already" level of action as in Armageddon, but holds off with all the humor brought by the stars. Was there one too many car chases? Yeah, probably, but I'm not complaining. Two and a half hours looks just fine too me. Personally, I like my action movies to exhaust me.

And what action it was. The car transport chase is easily better than anything in the Matrix Reloaded and even T3. Not only that, but it's great to see full blown R rated action in all its bloody glory again. Ahh, just like the good old days, when men were men, and action movies were all rated R.

Look, if you're all about hating Bay, and blaming him for all of scociety's ills, as well as acusing him of being the antichrist - then what in god's name are you doing watching this movie? It's been pretty well established since The Rock, and especially Armageddon, that you don't like the guy - so why do you keep going to see these movies if you know you're going to hate them? Do the rest of us a favor, get off your high horse and drop the condescending art house jerk act, it's as old as the first Bad Boys, but not as enjoyable.


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