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Following magnetic performances in Taps (1981) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), young actor Sean Penn sealed his reputation as one of his generation's most gifted performers with his gritty star turn in Bad Boys (1983), an entertaining tale of teen hoodlums in juvenile lock-up. Penn plays Mick O'Brien, a Chicago street tough who's planning on ripping off drug dealer Paco Moreno (Esai Morales). When the scam goes bad and his partner Carl (Alan Ruck) is slain, Mick flees from the cops in his car and ...
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Following magnetic performances in Taps (1981) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), young actor Sean Penn sealed his reputation as one of his generation's most gifted performers with his gritty star turn in Bad Boys (1983), an entertaining tale of teen hoodlums in juvenile lock-up. Penn plays Mick O'Brien, a Chicago street tough who's planning on ripping off drug dealer Paco Moreno (Esai Morales). When the scam goes bad and his partner Carl (Alan Ruck) is slain, Mick flees from the cops in his car and accidentally runs over Paco's little brother, killing the boy. Sent to juvenile hall, Mick encounters a violent prison society run by the murderous trustees Viking (Clancy Brown) and Tweety (Robert Lee Rush). After Mick defends himself by savagely beating Viking, he becomes the facility's new top dog. On the outside, however, Paco seeks revenge by raping Mick's girlfriend J.C. (Ally Sheedy). Enraged, Mick escapes with the help of his brainy roommate Horowitz (Eric Gurry), but Mick is captured by compassionate guard Ramon (Reni Santoni). When Paco is arrested and unwisely sent to the same jail holding Mick, a showdown between the two old rivals is inevitable.
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Although much of the film verges uncomfortably close to cliché, solid performances make Bad Boys something more than a simple genre exercise in juvenile delinquency. Sean Penn's Mick talks in a laconic mumble that often plays entertainingly against his motor-mouthed cellmate, Horowitz Eric Gurry. Mick stays quiet because he assumes anything he says will be used to harm him, while Horowitz's ceaseless patter covers his frail psychological makeup. When they share the screen, there is a palpable vitality. The middle section of the film, in which they combine their strengths to become the alpha males of the prison, manages to simultaneously build tension while subtly revealing Mick's comparative humanity and Horowitz's sociopathic nature. Sadly, the characters take a back seat as the film gears up for a typical "last big showdown" fight between Mick and the bad guy. With 20 or so minutes of the film remaining, Horowitz exits, taking a great deal of the film's energy with him. Although the ending is not as powerful as it could be, Bad Boys proves that great performances can overcome routine story lines. More often than not after this film, Penn would have material worthy of his status as arguably the finest actor of his generation. Perry Seibert
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Although much of the film verges uncomfortably close to cliché, solid performances make Bad Boys something more than a simple genre exercise in juvenile delinquency. Sean Penn's Mick talks in a laconic mumble that often plays entertainingly against his motor-mouthed cellmate, Horowitz (Eric Gurry). Mick stays quiet because he assumes anything he says will be used to harm him, while Horowitz's ceaseless patter covers his frail psychological makeup. When they share the screen, there is a palpable vitality. The middle section of the film, in which they combine their strengths to become the alpha males of the prison, manages to simultaneously build tension while subtly revealing Mick's (comparative) humanity and Horowitz's sociopathic nature. Sadly, the characters take a back seat as the film gears up for a typical "last big showdown" fight between Mick and the bad guy. With 20 or so minutes of the film remaining, Horowitz exits, taking a great deal of the film's energy with him. Although the ending is not as powerful as it could be, Bad Boys proves that great performances can overcome routine story lines. More often than not after this film, Penn would have material worthy of his status as arguably the finest actor of his generation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1999
  • UPC: 017153900408
  • Original Release: 1983
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  • Source: Republic Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Penn Mick O'Brien
Reni Santoni Pramon Herrera
Esai Morales Paco Moreno
Eric Gurry Horowitz
Jim Moody Gene Daniels
Ally Sheedy J.C. Walenski
Clancy Brown Viking Lofgren
Robert Lee Rush Tweety
John Zenda Wagner
Jane Alderman Woman Victim
David Barrett Mess Hall Supervisor #2
Robin Coleman Squad Car Cop
Dean Fortunato Paretti
Donald James Black Gang Leader
Lawrence Mah Ricky Lee
Tony Mockus Jr. Warden Bendix
Ray Ramirez Mr. Moreno
Alan Ruck Carl Brennan
Dick Sollenberger Van Driver
Technical Credits
Rick Rosenthal Director
Jane Alderman Casting
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Bill Conti Score Composer
Richard Dilello Screenwriter
Howard Feuer Casting
Antony Gibbs Editor
Marty Hornstein Associate Producer
Tom Mack Asst. Director
Jeremy Ritzer Casting
J. Michael Riva Production Designer
Robert Solo Producer
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer
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Scene Index

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0. Scene Index
1. Bad Boys [2:14]
2. Criminal Youth [3:37]
3. Business [3:12]
4. Don't Dream [3:55]
5. Planned Holdup [2:16]
6. Shootout [4:46]
7. Welcome to Rainford [2:19]
8. Dorm C [4:01]
9. Grievance [1:00]
10. Get in Line [2:16]
11. Bathroom Patrol [2:31]
12. Cigarettes [1:50]
13. An Accident [2:48]
14. Letter From J.C. [:46]
15. Drive By [:56]
16. Terrell's Revenge [5:19]
17. RC Cola [4:25]
18. New Barn Boss [2:59]
19. Food Fight [2:03]
20. J.C.'s Rape [4:08]
21. Feel Like Crying [2:09]
22. Plan the Escape [3:26]
23. O'Brien Gets Away [2:47]
24. Comfort J.C. [2:12]
25. State Pen [2:45]
26. Paco Arrives [2:28]
27. Make Good Time [3:25]
28. Taking Bets [2:13]
29. Tweety's End [3:28]
30. Lights Out [:51]
31. Cell Search [3:23]
32. Serious Offense [4:47]
33. Transfer Comes Through [2:39]
34. My Appendix Broke [2:41]
35. Attack By Night [7:07]
36. End Credits [5:11]
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