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Bad Boys (1983)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $9,190,819Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
89% - Fresh
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 25th, 1983 (Wide) by Universal
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Keywords: Prison
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction


Sean Penn    Mick O'Brien
Ally Sheedy    J.C. Walenski
Alan Ruck    Carl Brennan
Reni Santoni    Ramon Herrera
Esai Morales    Paco Moreno
Clancy Brown    Viking Lofgren
Rick Rosenthal    Judge
Jim Moody    Gene Daniels
Jason Gedrick    Inmate

Production and Technical Credits


DVD and Blu-ray Releases for February 1st, 2011

February 1st, 2011

There's still a lull when it comes to first-run releases on the home market with no major, or even midlevel hits coming out this week. In fact, the best-selling release according to is Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack, which is a contender for Pick of the Week. The other major contender is Let Me In on Blu-ray, which failed to find an audience despite impressing critics almost as much as the original did. I'm going to give the honor to Let Me In, but both are worthy contenders. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Bad Boys

February 1st, 2011

Sean Penn's career is defined by his powerful dramas, which have earned five Oscar nominations and tow wins. Back in 1983 when he was just getting his career started, he starred in Bad Boys, which is now mostly forgotten. When people think of his early career, they think of Spicoli and not Mick O'Brien. But now nearly 30 years after it was first released in theaters, it is coming out on Blu-ray. Does it deserve to be rediscovered, and does it shine on High Definition. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1983/03/25 8 $2,171,197   468 $4,639   $2,171,197 3
1983/04/01 9 $1,723,624 -21% 484 $3,561   $4,838,012 10
1983/04/08 10 $1,344,828 -22% 458 $2,936   $6,945,828 17
1983/04/15 14 $735,530 -45% 256 $2,873   $8,032,166 24
1983/04/22 12 $1,013,819 +38% 535 $1,895   $9,190,819 31

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