Bad Boys

Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Released 1995




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Michael Bay

Bad Boys is about two Miami cops, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowry, who need to track down $100 million worth of stolen heroin from the police evidence room by a European criminal mastermind named Fouchet. Marcus is a devoted family man, prudent and careful, while Mike is a handsome lady's man, with a trust fund, a souped-up sports car and a fancy bachelor pad. Mike and Marcus are motivated to get the confiscated drugs back because they made the initial drug bust and want the credit. They have four days to get the heroin back before the FBI steps in and pushes them out. Adding to the complications, the two are put in charge of protecting a woman, Julie Mott, who witnessed the murder of a prostitute by Fouchet's henchmen.


Metacritic Score

  • 60

    The New York Times

    Would have been better if it had been sleeker and shorter. After all, this film isn't aiming for high-toned drama, just high-energy entertainment, which is what it delivers.

  • 60

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Crucially, the teaming of standup favorite and "Martin" star Lawrence and "Fresh Prince" Smith clicks from the outset, with both right at home handling action and comedy on the big...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Though audiences will leave theaters with an increased appreciation of this pair's talents, they will also leave pondering the perennial Hollywood question: How come so little of i...

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    • Production budget -  $19,000,000
      Domestic gross - $65,807,024 (27th)
      Worldwide gross - $141,407,024 (22nd)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $121,024,412
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $260,058,895

    • Other production companies:
      Columbia Pictures (US distributor)

    • Tagline:
      Whatcha gonna do?

    • Filming locations:
      Art Deco District, South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
      Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
      Coral Gables, Florida
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Park Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida
      South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
      South Miami, Florida
      Tyler-Adams Hotel & Apartments, Miami Beach, Florida

    • Music:
      Boom Boom Boom

      Written by Daz Dillinger and Juvenile
      Performed by Juster
      I've Got a Little Something for You
      Written by Mark Taylor and Denis Ingoldsby
      Performed by MN8
      Shy Guy
      Written by Diana King, Andy Marvel and Kingsley Gardner
      Performed by Diana King
      Bad Boys
      Written by Ian Lewis
      Performed by Inner Circle
      Work Me Slow
      Written and Produced by Daryl Simmons
      Performed by Xscape (as XSCAPE)
      Call the Police
      Written and Performed by Ini Kamoze
      Me Against the World
      Featuring Dramacydal
      Written by Tupac Shakur, SoulShock, Karlin, Burt Bacharach, Hal David,
      Minnie Riperton, Dick Rudolph and Leon Ware
      Performed by Tupac Shakur
      Background vocals featuring Puff Johnson
      Someone to Love
      Written and Produced by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
      Performed by Jon B. featuring Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
      Never Find Someone Like You
      Written and Produced by Marti Sharron and Danny Sembello
      Performed by Keith Martin
      Juke-Joint Jezebel
      Written by En Esch, Sascha Konietzko, Günter Schulz and Raymond Watts
      Written by Sean Carlin & Rob Lightbody
      Performed by Dink
      Written by Christopher Hall & Stuart Zechman
      Performed by Stabbing Westward
      Da B Side
      Written by Da Brat, The Notorious B.I.G., Jermaine Dupri and Raymond Calhoun
      Performed by Da Brat featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
      Sweet Little Lass
      Written by John Custer
      Performed by DAG
      So Many Ways (Bad Boys Version)
      Written, Produced and Performed by Warren G.
      Bad Boys Reply ('95)
      Written by Ian Lewis
      Performed by Inner Circle featuring TEK
      Five O, Five O (Here They Come)
      Written by Da S.W.A.T. Team
      Performed by 69 Boyz featuring K-Nock

    • Grammy Awards:
      1. Best Song Written For A Motion Picture


More Info About This Movie


Crime, African-American Drama