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Bad Boys: Ride or Die

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June 7, 2024
1hr 55min
Status: released

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie Details:

Also known asBad Boys 4
Based onCharacters by George Gallo
Country United States
Language English
GenreAction, Comedy
Release DateJune 7, 2024
Running Time1hr 55min
Age ratingR
CastWill Smith
Martin Lawrence
Vanessa Hudgens
Alexander Ludwig
Paola Núñez
Directed by Adil & Bilall
Screenplay byChris Bremner
Produced byJerry Bruckheimer
Will Smith
Doug Belgrad
Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Asaf Eisenberg
Dan Lebental
Music bySteve Jablonsky
Production CompanyColumbia Pictures
2.0 Entertainment
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Westbrook Studios
Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Will Smith as Detective Lieutenant Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey
  • Martin Lawrence as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Miles Burnett
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Kelly, weapons expert of AMMO
  • Alexander Ludwig as Dorn, tech expert of AMMO
  • Paola Núñez as Captain Rita Secada, head of Miami Police unit AMMO and Mike’s ex-girlfriend, now dating Lockwood.
  • Eric Dane as James McGrath
  • Ioan Gruffudd as Adam Lockwood, a potential candidate for mayor of Miami, and Rita’s new boyfriend
  • Jacob Scipio as Armando Aretas, Mike’s son
  • Melanie Liburd as Christine, Mike’s newly wedded wife
  • Tasha Smith as Theresa Burnett, Marcus’s wife. Smith replaces Theresa Randle, who portrayed the character in previous films.
  • Tiffany Haddish as Tabitha
  • Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard
  • John Salley as Fletcher
  • DJ Khaled as Manny the Butcher
  • Rhea Seehorn as U.S. Marshal Agent Judy Howard, Captain Howard’s daughter, and Callie’s mother, who is hunting down Mike and Marcus
  • Dennis Greene as Reggie McDonald, Marcus’ son-in-law and a United States Marine Master Sergeant.
  • Joyner Lucas as a gang leader
  • Quinn Hemphill as Callie Howard, Captain Conrad Howard’s granddaughter and U.S. Marshall Judy Howard’s daughter.
  • Trae tha Truth
  • Michael Bay as Porsche driver
  • Khaby Lame as himself

Storyline:

This Summer, the world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$100 million
Opening DayTBA
Domestic CollectionTBA
International CollectionTBA
Worldwide Collection$5.9 million

Bad Boys: Ride or Die Movie:

Bad Boys: Ride or Die is an American action comedy film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the fourth installment of the Bad Boys series of buddy cop films. The sequel to Bad Boys for Life (2020), it is directed by Adil & Bilall and written by Chris Bremner and Will Beall. Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Jacob Scipio, and DJ Khaled reprise their roles from the previous film with Tasha Smith taking over the role of Theresa Burnett from Theresa Randle, who previously played the character in the last three films. New cast members include Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Rhea Seehorn, Melanie Liburd and Tiffany Haddish. It follows Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett trying to clear the name of their late Captain, Conrad Howard, falsely accused of conspiracy.

Following the opening weekend box-office success of Bad Boys for Life, Sony announced plans for a fourth installment, with Chris Bremner returning to write the script.

In April 2022, it was reported that development for the fourth film was being put on hold in light of the incident with Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony. However, the following month Sony head chairman Tom Rothman confirmed the fourth film was still in development, despite the previous report.

In February 2023, Smith announced that he and Lawrence would reprise their roles for the film, which was in pre-production, with Adil & Bilall returning to direct. That same month, it was reported by musician/disc jockey Questlove that Smith had to drop out of a planned surprise appearance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards because pre-production for the fourth Bad Boys film had started earlier that week.

In March 2023, it was revealed that Vanessa Hudgens would reprise her role as Kelly from Bad Boys for Life. In April 2023, it was announced that Eric Dane had been cast, reportedly as the villain and that Paola Núñez and Alexander Ludwig would also reprise their roles from Bad Boys for Life. The same month, Ioan Gruffudd joined the cast. In May 2023, it was announced that Rhea Seehorn had joined the cast.

The film was originally under the working title Bad Boys: Ride or Die by co-director Adil El Arbi.

Principal photography began on April 3, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami, Florida. On May 22, 2023, TMZ released behind-the-scenes clips of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence filming scenes of the movie in Atlanta. Filming was suspended in July due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

Bad Boys 4 was released in theaters on June 7, 2024. The film was originally scheduled to be released on July 3, 2019, but was moved up to May 24, 2019, before being pulled from the schedule. In July 2023, it was announced that the film would be released on June 14, 2024. In February 2024, the release date was moved up to its current date.

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