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Back to the '80's: Movie of the Week - Bad Boys (1983)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Movie of the Week - Bad Boys (1983)

Here's a hidden gem for you guys. Bad Boys was the movie I sat back and said to myself "Hey Dude, Spicoli can act."

This movie is about two young hoodlums from the inner city, who's lives change in an instant when a tragic accident occurs during the course of a robbery gone wrong. Mick O'Brien (Sean Penn) accidentally runs down a young boy while speeding away from a botched robbery. What he doesn't know is the young boy he accidentally kills is the brother of Paco Moreno (Esai Morales).

Paco is a hardcore gang member who swears out revenge on O'Brien. Unfortunately, because O'Brien has been locked up in a juvenile detention center for his crimes, the victim of this revenge will be O'Briens girlfriend J.C (Ally Sheedy). All comes to a head when both O'Brien and Moreno end up in the same detention center and they joust for who will be running things on the inside.

We get to see a young Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy and Esai Morales in this underrated movie. Morales, in particular, always struck me as an actor who never got the accolades he deserved. He's extremely good in this as a grieving brother who is bent on revenge. I'd love to see him in bigger and better roles than he gets these days.

Go out and rent this movie if you haven't seen it. It is well worth the watch. It can be seen on Netflix right now, straight from the site if you have a membership.

I'll be typin' at ya later,
Bob the Blogger