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Bad Boys

April 7, 1995
1hr 59min
Status: released

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Bad Boys Movie Details:

Movie NameBad Boys
Country United States
Language English
GenreAction, Comedy, Crime
Release DateApril 7, 1995
Running Time1hr 59min
Age ratingR
CastMartin Lawrence
Will Smith
Téa Leoni
Tchéky Karyo
Theresa Randle
Joe Pantoliano
Directed by Michael Bay
Story byGeorge Gallo
Screenplay byMichael Barrie
Jim Mulholland
Doug Richardson
Produced byDon Simpson
Jerry Bruckheimer
Cinematography by Howard Atherton
Edited by Christian Wagner
Music byMark Mancina
Production CompanyColumbia Pictures
Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

Bad Boys Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Martin Lawrence as Detective Sergeant Marcus Miles Burnett
  • Will Smith as Detective Sergeant Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey
  • Téa Leoni as Julie Mott
  • Tchéky Karyo as Fouchet
  • Theresa Randle as Theresa Burnett
  • Marg Helgenberger as Captain Alison Sinclair
  • Nestor Serrano as Detective Sanchez
  • Julio Oscar Mechoso as Detective Ruiz
  • Saverio Guerra as Chet
  • Anna Thompson as Francine
  • Kevin Corrigan as Elliot
  • Michael Imperioli as Joe “Jo-Jo”
  • Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard


Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies’ man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station’s nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

Bad Boys Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$19 million
Domestic Collection$75,600,000
International Collection$65,807,024
Worldwide Collection$141,407,024

About Bad Boys Movie:

Bad Boys is an American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Michael Bay in his feature directorial debut, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami narcotics detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey.

Principal photography began on June 27, 1994, at the Dade Tire company near downtown Miami, the city chosen to replace the original New York locale.

Filming continued throughout the area, including South Beach’s Tides Hotel, the Mediterranean Biltmore Hotel, the Dade County Courthouse and a multimillion-dollar estate on a private island. The second floor of downtown Miami’s Alfred DuPont building was converted into a police station; a freighter on the Miami River into a drug lab.

Bad Boys’ climactic scenes were filmed at the Opa-Locka Airport. Filming was quick due to the TV schedules of the stars with production wrapping on August 31.

The opening sequence was written and shot during post-production. In the film’s early stages of development, Simpson and Bruckheimer initially envisioned Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz in the roles.

When the film was written for Carvey and Lovitz, the original title for Bad Boys was Bulletproof Hearts. Arsenio Hall turned down the role of Lowrey and cites that choice as the worst mistake he has ever made. The role eventually went to Smith. Both Lawrence and Smith were starring in their own hit TV shows, Martin and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, when filming Bad Boys. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air even references the film in an episode. In the season 6, episode 20, called “I Stank Horse”, Nicholas “Nicky” Banks tells Will that his parents will not let him watch Bad Boys, to which Will replies, “Bad Boys, huh? What’cha gonna do?”

The film was theatrically released on April 7, 1995, and received mixed reviews from critics, but was commercially successful and spawned three sequels: Bad Boys II (2003), Bad Boys for Life (2020), and an untitled fourth Bad Boys film (2024).