Bad Boys, 1995

Director

Michael Bay

Cast

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Miami: Flights: Miami International Airport

Stay at: the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue at De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, southwest Miami (tel: 305. 445.1926)


Trivia

The Biltmore Hotel is also featured in The Hours, as the hotel into which Julianne Moore checks, to kill herself.

Bad Boys filming location: 2030 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

Bad Boys filming location: Will Smith's stylish apartment block: 2030 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

Michael Bay delivers a slam-bang Simpson-Bruckheimer actioner, filmed around Miami Beach, with mismatched cops Martin Lawrence and Will Smith tracking down a mega-stash of heroin lifted from the cop station.

Bad Boys filming location: Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami, Florida

Bad Boys filming location: the cop station: Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, downtown Miami, Florida

The cop station is the Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street on the corner with NW 1st Avenue, downtown Miami. When it was built in 1928, this handsome, terra-cotta faced structure with its pyramid peak was claimed to be – at 360 feet – the tallest building in the US south of Washington D.C. (Metrorail: Government Center Station). It’s also where over-zealous FBI agent Bob Balaban worked in Sydney Pollack’s 1981 Absence of Malice.

Bad Boys filming location: the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue at De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida

Bad Boys filming location: murders at the party: the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue at De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, Miami, Florida

The druggy party, at which Julie Mott (Téa Leoni) dives into the pool after witnessing a double murder, is at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue at De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, southwest Miami. Built in 1926, and designed by the architects of the Waldorf-Astoria and Grand Central Station in New York, the hotel has had a chequered history, closing down and being resold several times. It’s now a national historic landmark and a luxury spa resort.

The stylish apartment of Det Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) is 2030 Park Avenue (previously the Collins Park Hotel) in Miami’s art deco district.




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