Year – 1995
Decade – 1990s
Cinematographer – Howard Atherton (imdb link)
Director – Michael Bay
Aspect Ratio – 1.85
Distributor – Columbia
Genre – Action
Cameras – Panavision Panaflex
Lenses – Panavision Primo (spherical)
Format – 35mm Film
Categories – Color-Blue; High and Low Angles; Shafts of Light; Close-Ups; Firearms
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A case of mistaken identity forces two Miami narcotics officers – bachelor Will Smith and family man Martin Lawrence – to switch places to protect a murder witness (Téa Leoni). The film transformed sitcom stars Smith and Lawrence into movie leading men and launched the career of 29-year-old music video director Michael Bay.
However, Bad Boys was almost a very, very different film. A Disney-produced version starring Dana Carvey and Jon Lovitz – but still directed by Bay – was shut down just weeks before principal photography was set to begin in February of 1993.