'Bad Boys' is 25 Years Old, Here are 25 Tweets About This Buddy Cop Classic

Bad Boys, the action-packed buddy comedy that made Hollywood stars out of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, was released in theaters 25 years ago. Known for his over-the-top explosions in the Transformers franchise, director Michael Bay would return for the sequel after the original became a bona-fide hit.

In the first installment from 1995, Julie Mot (Téa Leoni) is a key witness to a murder investigation. To keep her safe, Miami detectives Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Smith) come up with a foolhardy scheme to trade each other's names and lifestyles. Can Marcus and Mike keep the truth from Julie as the real killers are hunting after her?

Talk show host Arsenio Hall was actually the first choice to play the role of Marcus' partner. But when the comedian turned down the part, Bay had to search for his replacement. Bay picked Smith after watching him in the NBC family comedy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, per IMDB.

Back in January, producer Jerry Bruckheimer explained to Variety what made the '90s movie so special, "From the first day on Bad Boys, you saw some real amazing chemistry and it just lasted through the whole movie."

The movie has had a tremendous impact on the culture, and it's not slowing down. After Bad Boys for Life became a box office smash earlier this year, of course Sony would give the green light for Bad Boys 4, per Deadline.

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ill Smith and Martin Lawrence attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Bad Boys For Life" at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Kevin Winter/Getty

Here are 25 tweets about the buddy cop classic:

#BadBoys (1995) : I had absolute blast watching this movie everything worked for me Comdies still hold up man . This movie was very fun and awesome . Must Watch pic.twitter.com/Dq0wvOTYL9

— Anirudh (@AnirudhVN24) March 31, 2020

@AnirudhVN24 tweeted, "I had absolute blast watching this movie. Everything worked for me."

I got the boy to watch a movie with me #BadBoys #WillSmith #LakeLife #Quarantine pic.twitter.com/Aj2e60oet5

— Brooke Baker Monteith (@TeachLikeAGirl) April 2, 2020

@TeachLikeAGirl said, "I got the boy to watch a movie with me."

@BGBADBOY shared the iconic shot of the two Miami detectives together.

Saw #Badboys! #WillSmith & #MartinLawrence were absolute hilarious. Amazing film. Whole cast were brilliant. 🤘

— Jimmy Patel (@itsbhargavpatel) March 29, 2020

@itsbhargavpatel watched the movie for the first time and mentioned, "Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were absolutely hilarious! Amazing film!"

“Bad boys, bad boys what ya gonna do? What ya gonna do when we come for you?”
“Dude, you gotta learn the words”
“We usually only do the chorus.”#badboys #WillSmith

— Ryan (@RyanPomin) March 29, 2020

@RyanPomin sang the theme of movie, "Bad boys, bad boys what ya gonna do? What ya gonna do when we come for you?"

We’re staying in Bruckheimer country for our next episode, and finally talking about the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence buddy cop classic; Bad Boys. Coming this Tuesday. #badboys #badboysbadboyswhatchagonnado #michaelbay #willsmith #martinlawrence #tealeonihttps://t.co/Y3HpceZEPX pic.twitter.com/Uep0BHL7qZ

— actionactionpodcast (@actionactionpod) February 29, 2020

@actionactionpod stated, "We're staying in Bruckheimer country for our next episode, and finally talking about the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence buddy cop classic."

Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do when they come for you? Hallo Mike Lowry und Marcus Burnett! #nerd #badboys #film #marcusburnett #mikelowry #willsmith #martinlawrence #action #cops #randale #schnelleautos #drogen #eieiei #dagehtwasab #funko #funkopophttps://t.co/06rWjoCzTL pic.twitter.com/2HJ2Dyxox1

— Herr O. - I AM NERD! (@iamnerd_de) February 26, 2020

@iamnerd_de shared his toys and said, "Hello Mike Lowry und Marcus Burnett!

I mean come on who doesn't want to see this dynamic duo come back to life on the screen just one last time.

Read more 👉 https://t.co/FCd0em4l7z#FilmStudio #MartinLawerence #ActionFilm #BadBoys2003 #WillSmith #M3Studios #M3Miami #BadBoysForLife #BadBoys #BadBoys2020 pic.twitter.com/KkYOCT8X7Q

— M3 Studios (@M3StudiosMiami) February 21, 2020

@M3StudiosMiami asked, "Who doesn't want to see this dynamic duo come back to life on the screen just one last time?"

BAD BOYS (1995) #whatchagonnado
just watched #badboys with @gurleengawrs for the first time tonight since we’re going to see the new one tomorrow badboys |#badboys1995 #michealbay #willsmith #martinlawrencehttps://t.co/KVzwWbNvOA

— Kandi H3art❤️ (@kaylaRawrss) February 20, 2020

@kaylaRawrss mentioned she saw Bad Boys for the first time.

My favourite will smith film what's yours?.#BadBoysForLife #badboys #WillSmith #90s #90srap #90sfilm #movie pic.twitter.com/FgbhZi9IWh

— 90s Rule!! 🐜🐜 (@AdrianM35628401) February 18, 2020

@AdrianM35628401 picked Bad Boys as his favorite Will Smith movie.

@BryanLenning came up with a tribute poster for his favorite '90s classic.

The #BadBoys owes a lot of its success to the chemistry between #WillSmith and #MartinLawrence who shared with us how they made that happen. #BadBoysForLife https://t.co/CuKoaf6T1B

— Hollywood Outbreak (@hollyoutbreak) February 9, 2020

@hollyoutbreak pointed out the movie's success came from the chemistry between Smith and Lawrence.

@JaneLaneFanboy included Bad Boys in Bay's '90s trilogy.

Original #BadBoys #FirstWatch: Boy, that was a fun time. A little long, but this is a very entertaining and funny flick. You can tell it is #MichaelBay‘s first movie, because is enthusiasm is just on fire here, you can feel it in every single scene. pic.twitter.com/AGVa0igCHD

— Lasse Vogt (@LasseVogt) February 23, 2020

@LasseVogt described the movie, "You can tell it is Michael Bay's first movie because his enthusiasm is just on fire here!"

When making #badboys, director #michaelbay told young #willsmith that if he had an open shirt in the big chase scene he’d become a star. So if walked in on while watching this, I’d say I was researching how to make it big in Hollywood, NOT wrestling with uncomfortable feelings. pic.twitter.com/FWvEmW0rEW

— Dane Hiser (@DaneHiser) January 25, 2020

@DaneHiser gave some behind-the-scenes trivia, "Director Michael Bay told young Will Smith that if he had an open shirt in the big chase scene, he'd become a star."

#BadBoys #WillSmith #MartinLawrence #MichaelBay He steals our shit, kidnaps Julie, shoots at my wife. Oh, we beatin' him down. We beatin' him DOWN! https://t.co/TY2WSPkT23

— Mark A Ramsay (@ramsma) January 24, 2020

@ramsma quoted the movie, "Shoots at my wife! Oh, we beating him down! We beating him down!"

DID YOU KNOW: #MichaelBay wanted #WillSmith to be shirtless in his foot chase scene. Will said no, but agreed to an unbuttoned shirt instead.

Gotta love dramatic, slow-motion running jump cuts while the car chase is moving in real-time.#BadBoys https://t.co/cNvFxNg03A pic.twitter.com/autJlPHTtW

— 🎬On Second Watch🎙Podcast (@OSWpodcast1) January 21, 2020

@OSWpodcast1 added, "Gotta love dramatic, slow-motion running jump cuts while the car chase is moving in real-time."

Will Smith even more slow-mo... #michaelbay #BadBoys pic.twitter.com/odgqDb8ylk

— Em (@EmbobEast) January 18, 2020

@EmbobEast added even more slow motion to a scene from Bad Boys.

#BadBoys Bad Boys. Whatchu ya gunna do? To prepare for #badboysforlife we watched the #MichaelBay's first feature to discover what #1990s action #films were all about. Where did #MartinLawrence go and why did #WillSmith not want to say I love you? Listen!https://t.co/6rlaKFcpxp

— The Movie Gap (@TheMovieGap) January 15, 2020

@TheMovieGap said, "We watched Michael Bay's first feature to discover what 1990s action films were all about."

#WillSmith Says He Owes #MichaelBay His Career for That Shirtless Scene in ‘#BadBoys’ (Video) https://t.co/99IxIRGNna pic.twitter.com/eOeXTgWJqa

— ω๏๏∂y (@Current_Knewz) January 10, 2020

@Current_Knewz recalled Will Smith thanking his Bad Boys director in front of The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.

Bad Boys benefits from the chemistry between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.#BadBoys #MichaelBay #WillSmith #MartinLawrence pic.twitter.com/pFR2wC9Yzn

— Luke Griffin (@bondgriff) January 10, 2020

@bondgriff argued the movie benefitted from the on-screen chemistry from its two leads.

“You forgot your boarding pass.”#BadBoys #Funkos #WhatchaGonnaDo #MikeLowrey #MarkusBurnett #MichaelBay #outnowwithaaronandabe #toys https://t.co/Um5Ow3gPj4

— Out Now with Aaron & Abe (@OutNow_Podcast) November 27, 2019

@OutNow_Podcast quoted the Lawrence's famous line, "You forgot your boarding pass."

@ScreenFan1981 gave a three star rating of Bad Boys.

So is #BadBoys the only good #MichaelBay movie? Like, it has a chase through a wheelchair bound basketball team. God, I love this movie

— Sarah Anderson (@SarahBettyNYC) August 16, 2012

@SarahBettyNYC tweeted, "So is Bad Boys the only good Michael Bay movie? Like, it has a chase through a wheelchair bound basketball team. God, I love this movie!"

#StaySafeStayHome movie ideas: post a GIF of your favorite movie and tag five people. #BadBoys @DrBaronDavis @REYNSupt @kelley873 @UCSharonica @MrCashHayden https://t.co/6Zmwj2mGYr pic.twitter.com/JUnvfXwQ79

— Marlon Styles (@MCSDSuper) March 22, 2020

@MCSDSuper picked Bad Boys for this online game, "#StaySafeStayHome movie ideas: post a GIF of your favorite movie and tag five people."