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Bad Boys (1983)

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

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Rick Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Penn ... Mick O'Brien
Reni Santoni ... Ramon Herrera
Jim Moody ... Gene Daniels
Eric Gurry Eric Gurry ... Horowitz
Esai Morales ... Paco Moreno
Ally Sheedy ... J. C. Walenski
Clancy Brown ... Viking Lofgren
Robert Lee Rush Robert Lee Rush ... Tweety
John Zenda John Zenda ... Wagner
Alan Ruck ... Carl Brennan
Tony Mockus Jr. Tony Mockus Jr. ... Warden Bendix (as Tony Mockus)
Erik Barefield Erik Barefield ... Terrell
Dean Fortunato Dean Fortunato ... Perretti
Lawrence Mah Lawrence Mah ... Ricky Lee
Jorge Noa ... Carlos
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Storyline

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien (Sean Penn) has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), who vows revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend (Ally Sheedy). Paco is caught and sent to the same prison where he reworks his revenge plan, and Mick has no choice but to defend himself. Written by watzdabigdeal

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Taglines:

There's Only One Person Left Who Believes Mick O'Brien Can Make It... Mick O'Brien. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,171,197, 27 March 1983

Gross USA:

$9,190,819

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,190,819
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Company Credits

Production Co:

EMI Films, Solofilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Astrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To play youth thug Mick o'Brien, actor Sean Penn wanted to have his perfect teeth filed down and capped with ugly tops and have "maybe a few cracked ones" but Penn's mother, a dentist's daughter, intervened, ruling that "ruining perfectly good teeth is definitely going too far!". See more »

Goofs

When Horowitz is going to solitary, his lips do not match what he's saying. See more »

Quotes

Horowitz: What are you afraid of?
Mick O'Brien: I ain't afraid of anything.
Horowitz: Hey, after what you did to Viking and Tweety, you're IT!
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Alternate Versions

Commercial TV versions had to dub or edit out much of the profanity. In the uncut version, when the inmates are in the lineup to be counted, Horowitz introduces O'Brien to Lofgren a.k.a "Viking." He says, "That's Lofgran, they call him "Viking." I call him, "$hit for brains." A funny commercial TV outtake for Horowitz's line that was used was, "That's Lofgran, they call him "Viking." I call him something else!" See more »

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Owls
Written by Graham Goble (uncredited)
Performed by Little River Band
Courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

A great "Street kids" drama
6 May 2001 | by BasilFltySee all my reviews

Sean Penn, Esai Morals, Ally Sheedy, and the other principles in this film deliver great, realistic, gritty performances. Certainly one of the great performances of Penn's career.

My only complaint is that the DVD release by ARTISAN ENTERTAINMENT & REPUBLIC PICTURES - Deletes 2 scenes from the original. (That may explain the bargain pricing). The deleted scenes I noticed are: 1. The scene in which Ally Sheedy's character picks Esai's character out of a line-up. 2. A scene inside the Juvenile facility where the inmates are watching the Richard Widmark film "KISS OF DEATH", where he pushes the old, wheelchair-bound lady down the stairs, much to the delight of the inmates!


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