• Bad Boys (1995)

Bad Boys

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 1997

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Miami-Dade detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) blow a fuse when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters. Suspecting it was an inside job, Internal Affairs gives them five days to track down the drugs before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni), a key witness in their investigation.

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Tchéky Karyo, Theresa Randle, Marg Helgenberger, Nestor Serrano, Julio Oscar Mechoso

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films

Keywords: Rivalry , Playful , Mystery , 1990s , House , Friendship , Police station , Love , Family , Murder , Witty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    With more sophisticated writing, one suspects they could really soar: Even here, slowed by clunky, character-establishing lines and an all-devouring plot, they hit more often than they miss. show more

  • 63
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Fans of the stars should be satisfied. Those allergic to car chases, casual killings and the phrase "Oh, s - - -!" may suffer hives. [7 April 1995, p.3D]

  • 63
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    But the bad boys achieve something a budget can't buy: an easy, natural rapport that makes you root for them. For comedy and thrills, Lawrence and Smith are a dream team. show more

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