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Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

Director:

Martin Scorsese

Writer:

Richard Price
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Jackson ... Darryl
Adam Nathan Adam Nathan ... Tip
Pedro Sanchez Pedro Sanchez ... Nelson
Wesley Snipes ... Mini Max
Gregory Holtz Sr. ... Cowboy
Jaime Perry Jaime Perry ... Ski
Paul Calderon ... Dealer
Alberto Alejandrino Alberto Alejandrino ... Hispanic Man
Horace Bailey Horace Bailey ... Street Bum
Marvin Foster Marvin Foster ... Crack Customer
Roberta Flack ... Darryl's Mother
Dennis Price Dennis Price ... Conductor
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Storyline

Michael Jackson's music video for his song "Bad".

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Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Michael Jackson: Bad See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Optimum Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Wesley Snipes first acting role See more »

Quotes

Ski: Hey, up in Duxbury, they wear them turtle shell glasses?
Darryl: That's *tortoise* shell...
Ski: Excuse me, brotha...
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Alternate Versions

A short version of the music video takes about 4 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Jamie Foxx Show: You Ain't Gotta Go Home, But... (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad
Lyrics and Music by Michael Jackson
Performed by Michael Jackson (vocals)
Produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson
(C) 1987 Mijac Music
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Michael... being bad... is this the same Michael Jackson who believes in Peter Pan?
20 October 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Not everything that Martin can create is a masterpiece. I'm going to be honest, "Bad" was one of my least favorite songs by Michael. I had only ever seen the edited and short version of "Bad". I bought the "History" DVD. Lucky enough they had the longer version. I was pretty excited. I am a big MS fan. And same with MJ. This was just too unbelievable. Michael Jackson telling Wesley Snipes whose bad. And the look... let's just say that the Easter Bunny is a little more ittimidating than Michael is. But I do want to give some props to this video. The editing is very nice. The chorogrophy is amazing. And the story is pretty original for it's time. So, I have a soft spot for this video.

8/10


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