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      Bad Boys

      1983, Drama, 2h 3m

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      Teen delinquent Mick O'Brien (Sean Penn) is sent to juvenile hall after unintentionally killing the younger sibling of a rival gang leader, Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), in a drug-deal con gone wrong. Prison life proves even more brutal than the streets when Mick is forced to face off against reigning prison toughs Viking (Clancy Brown) and Tweety (Robert Lee Rush). Worse yet, on the outside, Paco is threatening to take revenge on those close to Mick -- including his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy).

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Rick Rosenthal

      • Producer: Robert H. Solo

      • Writer: Richard DiLello

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: EMI Films Ltd., Solofilm

      • Sound Mix: Dolby

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

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      • Mar 31, 2012

        The best and probably the only good part about this teen prison film is Sean Penn's performance. Everything else needs some work. The production value was low even for these types of films. The direction could have been better. The writing was okay. There where no one liners that stood out for me. The film was to fast paced. The film just hits you right away with a shooting that wan't even directed right. I did enjoy the fight scene at the end. I was routing for Sean Penn. But ending was a bit predictable. I take that back, it was really predictable. If your a teen looking for some good fun then watch this.

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      • Oct 29, 2011

        A great film following the life of a kid in Juvy. Overall: 8.8/10

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      • Apr 09, 2011

        entertaining suspense

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      • Jan 13, 2011

        Mick O'Brien: Hey. What are the odds on me now, Perretti?  Perretti: Three to two... against you. Nothing personal.  Bad Boys is a solid teenage, juvenile prison drama, that contains two really food performances from Sean Penn and Esai Morales. For Sean Penn, this was his third major role. He had already starred in TAPS in a small role and as the iconic Spicoli in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. His role here as Mick O'Brien; a street tough who lands himself in a Juvenile Prison is the first time we see just how powerful a dramatic actor he was going to become. We got glimpses of it in TAPS, but he didn't have a big role. Here, he's the star and he does shine bright. The drama revolves around O'Brien and Moreno(Morales). Both are punks who attend the same school. One night while Moreno has a drug deal going down, O'Brien tries to steal everything. His plans backfire and it results in him being in a car chase with the cops. The chase ends with O'Brien hitting Moreno's brother and killing him. Now this is just the setup because soon after, O'Brien and Moreno find themselves in the same prison. I completely love this movie and it is really overlooked. It's also not widely known or very accessible. Even with how much I love this movie; I'm not going to say it's flawless. The movie contains some pretty awful acting from some of it's supporting actors. It contains a huge editing error and the last fight scene. A camera man is easily visible in front of the crowd of cheering kids. It's music score is really a complete waste and I can't say it's aged too well.  As a movie that really gives us a really good plot and performance from Sean Penn; it's worth a look. If your a big fan of Penn, like me, you owe it to yourself to watch this. It really does show signs of what he would become. 

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