Slick to a fault, this glossy action flick takes place in sunny Florida, where Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play two cops--one married with kids, the other a swinging bachelor. The two are forced to trade places to foil criminal mastermind Fouchet (Tchéky Karyo) who has stolen $100 million worth of heroin from a police lockup. Violent, illogical and filled with wall-to-wall profanity, Bad Boys
was the last film produced by the hit-making team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer before Simpson's untimely death and marked the directorial debut of Michael Bay who followed up with The Rock
. Bad Boys
will be of interest to action buffs and fans of Téa Leoni, who makes one of her early screen appearances in the central supporting role. --Jeff Shannon
Detectives Lowrey (Will Smith) and Burnett (Martin Lawrence) must catch the thief who stole $100 million worth of confiscated heroin from under their noses, or their department will be closed down by the FBI. Beautiful, sexy, but not altogether trustworthy witness Julie (Téa Leoni) comes forward to help the two cops, who fall for her straight away. This leads to a series of identity changes, bed-hopping and bullet dodging.