A searing and gut-wrenching film, BAD BOYS is to the 1980s what THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE was to the 1950s. Sean Penn stars as Mick, an angry young juvenile delinquent who, after a series of offenses, is thrown into the slammer where he joins the scum of the earth. Mick soon becomes top dog in
this kennel, but an old enemy rapes Mick's girl friend on the outside and is sent to the same prison, whereupon a battle for turf commences. BAD BOYS is disturbing, sometimes annoying, often painful, and never boring. Writer Richard Dilello and director Richard Rosenthal have taken a difficult
subject and infused it with interesting people, some wit, and a lot of careful thought....