Bloody Broody Bad Boys

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Bad Boys stands out amongst the other American teen movies of 1983. While this benchmark year presented such classics as The Outsiders, Risky Business, and Rumble Fish, Bad Boys delivers a blow to the gut, a bloody snapshot of teenage delinquency and doomed futures.

Pitched by producer Robert Solo as “a Jimmy Cagney picture set in modern-day reform school,” Sean Penn plays Chicago hoodlum Mickey O’Brien serving a stint in…