Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life Movie Review, Cast and Plot


Bad Boys for Life is an American action-comedy movie, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad, and Smith. The film went through a lot of attempts at the development over the next decade, with various writers and directors attached. The project was announced in October 2018, and the filming took place from January to June 2019 in Miami, Mexico City, and Atlanta.

Bad Boys for Life


  • Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah.
  • Writers: Chris Bremmer, Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan
  • Release Date: 17 January 2020.


Below are the cast of Bad Boys for Life Movie.

  • Will Smith as Detective Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey
  • Martin Lawrence as Detective Marcus Miles Burnett
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Kelly
  • Alexander Ludwig as Dorn
  • Charles Melton as Rafe
  • Pola Nunez as Rita, head of AMMO, Mike’s ex-girlfriend
  • Jacob Scipio as Armando Aretas
  • Kate del Castillo as Isabel Aretas
  • Nicky Jam as Zway-Lo 
  • Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard
  • Theresa Randle as Theresa Burnett, Marcus’ wife.
  • Jamie Neumann
  • Massi Furlan  as Lee Taglin
  • Dennis Greene as Reggie
  • Bianca Bethune as Megan Burnett, Marcus’ daughter
  • Michael Bay as Wedding MC
  • DJ Kalid as Manny the Butcher

Bad Boys for Life Plot

A widow of cartel kingpin Benito, “Isabel Aretas”, escapes from a Mexican prison with the aid of her son Armando. Isabel Aretas sends Armando to Miami, with the task of recovering his father’s substantial money stash and assassinating the people involved in his father’s arrest and eventual death in prison. Isabel demands that Armando kills the Miami detective “Mike Lowrey” last.


In Miami, Mike accompanied his partner “Marcus Burnett” to the birth of his first grandson, “Marcus”. Marcus Burnett wanted to watch the child grow, so he told Mike he intends to retire, to Mike’s chagrin. After the celebration party for Marcus’ grandson, Mike is mortally shot by Armando Aretas and left in a coma for months. Armando was scolded by Isabel for targeting Mike first, Armando continues to assassinate his targets during Mike’s gradual healing.

After Mike recovered, he is determined to take revenge on his attempted assassin and unsuccessful attempt to recruit the now-retired Marcus Burnett, which caused the pair to fall out. Mike violently obtained the identity of arms dealer “Booker Grassie” from an informant. Knowing that Mike will not stop, Captain Howard, reluctantly allows him to work with the tech-driven Advanced Miami Metro Operations (AMMO), led by Mike’s ex-girlfriend “Rita”. Mike determines that the buyers intend to kill Grassie, but fails to save him. Marcus is called by “Carver Remy”, an old informant who feels that the assassin is after him. Marcus contacts Mike and the pair traveled to Carver, but they were too late to save him. Armando Aretas escapes after a fistfight with Mike.


Captain Howard tells Mike Lowrey that he also wants to retire and enjoy life. Captain Howard was assassinated and killed by Armando. The Captain’s death convinces Marcus Burnett to work with Mike one final time, but he intends to work differently, with the Advanced Miami Metro Operation[AMMO] aid. They track down Grassie’s accountant who led them to “Zway-Lo”. They entered Zway-Lo’s birthday party leading to a destructive chase. Armando Aretas arrives in a helicopter to rescue Zway-Lo but killed him when he unintentionally blocks him from shooting the pursuing Mike. Armando tells Mike “Hasta el Fuego”, but the gunfire from Marcus prevents Armando Aretas from killing Mike, who fell into the river below.


In private, Mike told Marcus that Armando maybe his son. Before Mike he partnered with Marcus, Mike worked as an undercover officer in the “Aretas cartel”. He and Isabel Aretas fell in love and intended to run away together, using “Hasta el Fuego” as a secret codeword. Mike remained loyal to the police, knowing that Isabel was too dangerous to stay free. Mike decided to go to Mexico City to confront her alone, but Marcus and AMMO accompanied him against his requests.

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