Bad Boys script
Bad Boys (1995)
Synopsis: Miami-Dade detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) blow a fuse when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters. Suspecting it was an inside job, Internal Affairs gives them five days to track down the drugs before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni), a key witness in their investigation.

FADE IN:

1 EXT. MIAMI LANDSCAPE - NIGHT 1

The sun might be down, but the city is baking. Waves of

heat ascend into the sky while an unmarked van navigatesACROSS the SCREEN.

2 INT. UNMARKED VAN - IN MOTION - NIGHT 2

The driver is EDDIE DOMINGUEZ. And riding in the passenger

seat is a man dressed in black, called FOUCHET. He

looks to the rear.

FOUCHET:

What's taking so long back there?

CUT TO:

REAR:

Where the rest of the gang waits. NOAH, KUNI, FERGUSON,

and CASPER. All dressed in black like Fouchet, exceptfor ANDY. He stands and shows off his Miami PD uniform.

His English is poor, yet he's got a big, happy-to-bealong

grin on his face.

ANDY:

How do I look? Like the real

thing, yeah?

FOUCHET:

Step back and lemme get a good

look at you.

CLOSE SHOT - REAR VIEW MIRROR

THROUGH which Eddie can watch the action. Andy stepsfurther to the rear, almost to the door, facing thefront.

FOUCHET:

Tell me again about your

assignment, Andrew?

ANDY:

I'm the decoy.

FOUCHET:

Right you are.

Over the seat Fouchet reveals a SHOTGUN. BOOM!

2.

3 EXT. VAN IN MOTION 3

Andy's body is blown through the rear doors as the van

turns a corner.

4 INT. VAN - FOUCHET 4

He dials 911 on his cellular phone.

distressed.

Fouchet sounds

FOUCHET:

Please help! I just saw apoliceman shot! Send help.

Hurry! I'm at the corner of...

5 EXT. NEAR DOWNTOWN - VAN - NIGHT 5

A stream of PD CARS haul past, lights blazing and SIRENSon full.

6 EXT. COLONY HOTEL (SOUTH BEACH) - NIGHT 6

Crowds moving up and down Ocean Blvd. Beautiful peoplewalking. Beautiful people watching. MUSIC BLENDS from

nightclub to nightclub. A POLICE RADIO, holstered to the

hip of a street cop. It CRACKLES with:

POLICE RADIO (V.O.)

Report of an officer down. Be

advised, all units. Corner of

Lennox and Taylor.

Slipping by the street cop: Intro MARCUS BURNETT and

MIKE LOWREY. They shimmy through the hotel doors.

A7 INT. COLONY HOTEL - NIGHT A7

Where the buffed DESK MANAGER gets off the phone togreet the effeminate pair.

LOWREY:

Good evening. I'm Mike -BURNETT

-- And I'm Marcus.

LOWREY:

We're lookin' for a couple of ourLatin friends who checked in a

little while ago. You mightremember them?

(CONTINUED)

3.

A7 CONTINUED:
A7

BURNETT:

No chest hair. And packin'.

DESK MANAGER:

I'm sorry. But our guest list isprivate.

LOWREY:

Oh, didn't they say? There's

going to be party! It's

B.Y.O.B.O. -(

leans in close)

The B.O. stands for baby oil.

BURNETT:

Maybe you can come. Get off after

you get off?

All three of them laugh.

DESK MANAGER:

Well, now that you mention it.

They were kinda cute. Suite 202.

7 INT. COLONY HOTEL - STAIRWELL - NIGHT 7

Lowrey and Burnett clip on their shields and unholstertheir guns. The posing is over. This is business.

A8 INT. COLONY HOTEL - SUITE 202 - NIGHT A8

On the table are two briefcases. Each opened. One

containing cocaine. The other, cash. A pistol nextto each.

REVEAL the dealers. Two young Dominicans seated acrossfrom the TV, getting high, drinking beer and laughing outloud at the Spanish language version of Time Traxx.

Then -

BANG! The door's kicked in and Lowrey's first through.

Burnett on backup.

LOWREY:

Police! On the floor!

But the dealers split, rolling out of their chairs. One

goes left and the other, right.

CUT TO:

4.

B8 BEDROOM B8

Lowrey tackles the first dealer to the floor. A LATINA

girl screams. Lowrey unfortunately looks and takes ahard fist across the ear from the dealer. Angered,

Lowrey swings his pistol up underneath the perp's jawand knocks him through the bathroom door. Lowrey cuffshim to the sink. Meanwhile... Back to:

8 LIVING ROOM 8

Burnett's in trouble. He's still got his gun in hand.

But the other dealer has him pinned underneath the legsof a chair.

BURNETT:

Lowrey!

Burnett stomps the bad guy's instep. The guy buckles.

Burnett rolls away and stands in front of a window, justin time to see the angry Dominican heading straight forhim.

A9 EXT. COLONY HOTEL - CONTINUOUS ACTION A9

Burnett and the other dealer come crashing out onto thebalcony, then over onto an awning, rolling off onto someoccupied cafe tables. Patrons scatter. Uniformed copsmove in to assist.

9 LOWREY 9

appears soon after, walking down the hotel steps, leadingthe Latina in his cuffs, and wearing his jacket.

BURNETT:

(scraped, bruised,

pissed)

Nice backup.

LOWREY:

What?

We TILT UP as POLICE HELICOPTER flies overhead.

10 EXT. MIAMI BEACH SKYLINE - TITLE SEQUENCE - NIGHT 10

As OPENING TITLES RUN and MUSIC POUNDS -- we FLY OVER the

causeways, waterways and hotels that line the beach.

Something is happening in the balmy city as we CRUISEdowntown and ZERO IN ON...

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Jim Mulholland

Jim Mulholland is an American television writer and film screenwriter. At nineteen, he was the youngest writer ever on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. more…

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