Bad Boys (1983)
|Mick o'brien is a young chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong, mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance.|
Editor's NoteIn this highly regarded teen drama, Mick (Penn) is a tough teenager who, in spite of the attempts of his straightlaced girlfriend J.C. (Sheedy), can't seem to walk the straight and narrow. Escalating confrontations with a rival group of students led by Paco (Morales) ends in the tragic death of Paco's younger brother by Mick at the wheel of a car. Mick's incarceration takes him off the street and drops him into a new world of competition where he needs to establish his credibility in order to survive and does so with typical violent flair. The ironic arrival of Paco, jailed for the retaliatory and vicious rape of J.C., leads to a continuation of the brewing feud between the two angry teenagers.
Cast & Crew
|Robert Lee Rush|
|Antony Gibbs - Editor|
|Donald E. Thorin - Director of Photography|
|Bruce Surtees - Director of Photography|
|Robert H. Solo - Producer|
|Richard Di Lello - Screenwriter|
|Martin Hornstein - Producer|
|Bill Conti - Composer|
|J. Michael Riva - Production Designer|
|Rick Rosenthal - Director|
Plot SummaryTeenage tough guy Mick O'Brien is a delinquent whose crimes eventually land him in a juvenile correctional facility. There, he soon becomes the head honcho amongst the JD's, but his status is challenged when his neighborhood nemesis is sent to the same facility.