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Bad Boys for Life (2020)

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Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett must face off against a mother-and-son pair of drug lords who wreak vengeful havoc on their city.


Adil El Arbi (as Adil), Bilall Fallah (as Bilall)


Peter Craig (story by), Joe Carnahan (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Mike
Martin Lawrence ... Marcus
Vanessa Hudgens ... Kelly
Alexander Ludwig ... Dorn
Charles Melton ... Rafe
Paola Nuñez ... Rita (as Paola Nunez)
Kate del Castillo ... Isabel Aretas
Nicky Jam ... Zway-Lo
Joe Pantoliano ... Captain Howard
Jacob Scipio ... Armando Aretas
Theresa Randle ... Theresa
DJ Khaled ... Manny (as Khaled [DJ Khaled] Khaled)
Happy Anderson ... Jenkins
Bianca Bethune ... Megan
Dennis Greene Dennis Greene ... Reggie (as Dennis McDonald)


Marcus and Mike have to confront new issues (career changes and midlife crises), as they join the newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department to take down the ruthless Armando Armas, the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Ride Together. Die Together.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


This is the first movie of the franchise where Mike Lowrey's trust fund isn't mentioned. It is also the first movie where Mike Lowrey isn't commending his partner Marcus Burnett for improving in an area of police work ("Now, that's how you're supposed to (drive/shoot)! From now on, that's how you (drive/shoot)!") See more »


The guy Marcus and Mike chase outside of the nightclub change from being on the right side of his forehead to the left side of his forehead when he is in the vehicle with Marcus. See more »


[first lines]
Marcus: [speeding through the streets of Miami] MIKE!
Mike: Whooo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooooo!
Marcus: What the hell are you doing?
Mike: It's called driving, Marcus.
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the movie fades and it shows a title card Bad Boys For Life. Then there is a brief scene of Mike visiting his son in prison before the actual credits role. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: RuPaul/Justin Bieber (2020) See more »


Starting a Movement
Written by Delia Gartrell Shaw and King Hannibal (as James Timothy Shaw)
Performed by Delia Gartrell
Courtesy of The Estate of James Timothy Shaw
Under license from Waterslide Music
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I roll my eyes at the neigh sayers
4 September 2020 | by prhayhurstSee all my reviews

I honestly thought before I watched this, it's probably going to either look, feel or be different in some way, or the plot would be awful, things along those lines. So when I did watch it, I was pleasantly surprised, as it's done very much the same way as the first two. It has the same feel, filmed the same way, which you see straight from the beginning, music is the same, plenty of wise cracks and violence and even Smith and Lawrence' chemistry still works. The plot isn't too bad, it's not The Godfather, but you don't watch these films for an engrossing storyline, it's an action film, and that's what you get, as you did in the first two. A very enjoyable watch, with a touch of sentimentality.

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Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,504,105, 19 January 2020

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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