Trivia / Bad Boys

  • Actor Allusion: Julie asked Marcus if he "felt funny" and he answers "Well, I'm not a comedian..."
  • Actor-Shared Background: Vic Manni, who plays one of Fouchet's bodyguards, was the actual bodyguard of producer Don Simpson, who had hired him after being threatened by the Mafia. It's basically how he got into acting.
  • Breakthrough Hit: This was the first film for Michael Bay, and it made back its budget several times over (although he did note in interviews for The Rock that he hoped Bad Boys wouldn't be a fluke)''.
  • Creator Backlash: Michael Bay has gone on record about his dissatisfaction with the ultimate cut. He expressed dissatisfaction with several specific shots, including the car chase following the Club Hell sequence, and one shot in which a character is thrust from an exploding airplane.
  • Development Hell: The second film was planned for years, and was finally released 8 years after the first film. The third film is also being planned, but getting enough people together has been the biggest obstacle.
  • Doing It for the Art: After the studio refused to fund the final action sequence, Michael Bay paid the studio 25,000 dollars to shoot the scene.
  • Enforced Method Acting: According to the commentary, while filming the Driving Miss Daisy scene, Martin Lawrence had complained to Michael Bay that Will Smith had called him a bitch and he didn't like it. You can guess what Bay told Smith to do next.
  • Throw It In:
    • Lawrence's "two bitches in the sea" line was totally improvised, as was his reaction to Leoni calling him gay.
    • Much of the script included some degree of this. Since the script was originally written for two white man characters, Lawrence and Smith helped Bay rewrite a lot of the dialogue on the spot.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The script was originally written for Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey because of their work on Saturday Night Live. But when Simpson took the pair on a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the upcoming movie, Simpson's notoriously wild behaviour scared Carvey into pulling out of the project altogether, sending the film into turnaround and leading to the rights going from Disney to Columbia.
    • Mike Lowrey was originally going to be played by Arsenio Hall, until Michael Bay changed his mind after seeing an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
    • The two leads were originally intended for Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes.
    • Laurence Fishburne turned down the role of Mike Lowery.
  • Working Title: Bulletproof Hearts

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