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Bad Boys for Life

January 17, 2020
2hr 4min
Status: released

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Bad Boys for Life Movie Details:

Movie NameBad Boys for Life
Based onCharacters by George Gallo
Also known asBad Boys 3
Country United States
Language English, Spanish
GenreAction, Comedy
Release DateJanuary 17, 2020
Running Time2hr 4min
Age ratingR
CastWill Smith
Martin Lawrence
Vanessa Hudgens
Alexander Ludwig
Paola Núñez
Charles Melton
Kate del Castillo
Nicky Jam
Joe Pantoliano
Directed by Adil & Bilall
Story byPeter Craig
Joe Carnahan
Screenplay byChris Bremner
Peter Craig
Joe Carnahan
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
Will Smith
Doug Belgrad
Cinematography by Robrecht Heyvaert
Edited by Dan Lebental
Peter McNulty
Music byLorne Balfe
Production CompanyColumbia Pictures
2.0 Entertainment
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Overbrook Entertainment
Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

Bad Boys for Life Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Will Smith as Detective Lieutenant Michael Eugene ‘Mike’ Lowrey, Marcus’ partner/best friend.
  • Martin Lawrence as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Miles Burnett, Mike’s partner/best friend.
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Kelly, weapons expert of AMMO
  • Alexander Ludwig as Dorn, tech expert of AMMO
  • Paola Núñez as Lieutenant Rita Secada, head of Miami Police unit AMMO and Mike’s ex-girlfriend.
  • Jacob Scipio as Armando Aretas, Mike and Isabel’s son
  • Charles Melton as Rafe, member of AMMO
  • Kate del Castillo as Isabel ‘La Bruja’ Aretas, Mike’s ex-lover and Armando’s mother
  • Nicky Jam as Lorenzo ‘Zway-Lo’ Rodríguez
  • Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard
  • Theresa Randle as Theresa Burnett, Marcus’ wife
  • Massi Furlan as Lee Taglin
  • Happy Anderson as Jenkins
  • Dennis Greene as Reggie McDonald, Megan’s husband
  • Bianca Bethune as Megan Burnett, Marcus & Theresa’s daughter
  • Michael Bay as Wedding M.C.
  • DJ Khaled as Manny the Butcher
  • Rory Markham as Booker Grassie
  • Ivo Nandi as Carver Remy


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.

Bad Boys for Life Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$90 million
Domestic Collection$204.4 million
International Collection$220.2 million
Worldwide Collection$424.6 million

About Bad Boys for Life Movie:

Bad Boys for Life is an American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Adil & Bilall. It is the sequel to Bad Boys II (2003) and the third installment in the Bad Boys franchise.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their starring roles in the film and are joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano. The film was produced by Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Doug Belgrad, with a screenplay written by Chris Bremner, Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan. In Bad Boys for Life, Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett investigate a string of murders tied to Lowrey’s troubled past.

A third Bad Boys film was contemplated following the release of the second film in 2003, with Michael Bay stating he would be interested in returning to direct, but budgetary constraints led to stalled efforts.

Over the years, a variety of writers and directors were attached as the film went through multiple attempts to enter production. The project was eventually finalized and green-lit in October 2018, and filming began the following year, lasting from January to June 2019.

Principal photography took place in Atlanta, Miami, and Mexico City.

Bad Boys for Life was theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing under the Columbia Pictures label in the United States on January 17, 2020. The film was generally well-received by critics and grossed $426.5 million worldwide, becoming the third-highest-grossing January release of all time. It was also the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2020 and the highest-grossing film in the franchise.

A sequel is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2024.