It is now 20 years since Michael Bay’s Bad Boys had its theatrical run. And seriously, woah, that long?
The American action comedy film was produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop. And for a modest budget, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence dual-role actioner buddy cop movie made 141 million. That budget was only 19 million.
This is actually drawing up strong feelings of nostalgia right now writing this. I just happened to be reading about Bruckheimer and realised this anniversary is current at 20 years. 1995 was one hell of a year, hotter than hell and with Rated-R actioners like this still in play.
Remember? Under Siege 2, Die Hard With a Vengeance?
I didn’t enjoy Bad Boys II so much. I am not sure why exactly. But really, happy birthday Bad Boys and here’s to 1995. Have a cold one on this one, gents…