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An epic scene during Bad Boys II
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Bad Boys II’s Miami filming locations, mapped

Miami looked much different in the early 2000s

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An epic scene during Bad Boys II
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Bad Boys II didn’t sniff any Oscars and certainly wasn’t revered by critics, earning just 23 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but as many will attest it’s one of the more entertaining, rewatchable action movies of the early 2000s.

The majority of it also happened to be filmed in Miami. Keep in mind, this was before the mega-development boom and depicted a much different Miami skyline than what we see today.

Certain scenes shot on Miami streets will leave you scratching your head because it looks like an entirely different city. So we decided to rewind the Will Smith blockbuster sequel and map out all of Miami’s filming locations with some IMDB assistance on several.

If you need a refresher, the movie tracks two cops (played by Smith and Martin Lawrence), who are looking to take down a Miami drug lord responsible for importing massive amounts of ecstasy onto U.S. shores.

If we missed any locations, please email us.

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1. Biscayne Bay

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Miami South Channel
Miami, FL

Right from the opening credits we witness a shot of Brickell from somewhere on Biscayne Bay. If you’re asking yourself where the rest of Miami is, it goes to show just how much the Brickell/Downtown skyline has radically changed over the last 15 years.

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2. Tapia’s House

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3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

Vizcaya serves as home to the movie’s main antagonist, Johnny Tapia (played by Jordi Mollà). The Miami landmark has appeared in many films and hosts weddings, galas, and various other events.

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3. Marcus’ House

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2220 N Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140

While we don’t know the exact address of Marcus’ waterfront home, which appears several times in the film, I’m fairly certain it’s somewhere along Bay Road in Miami Beach facing Sunset Islands. If you look closely, you can see what appears to be a Sunset Harbour tower (built in the late 1990s) in the background.

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4. Downtown/Brickell

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Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131

The Brickell/Downtown area was featured throughout but received an especially heavy dose of screen time during a car chase early on in the movie, showing shots of the Miami Tower, several highway underpasses, and the metrorail.

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5. MacArthur Causeway

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MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33139

During that extended action-laden chase, Syd (Gabrielle Union) tries to evade the Haitian gang in pursuit as she hops on the MacArthur Causeway, which is one of the bridges connecting the mainland to Miami Beach.

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6. South Beach

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1901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Shot on the sands of South Beach is this steamy scene between Syd and Tapia, who mentioned beforehand they should meet by Shore Club. What’s funny is Syd’s backup, providing surveillance in a truck under a bridge somewhere, is nowhere near the area.

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7. Mandarin Oriental

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500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

Mike, Marcus, and Syd meet in the lobby of Brickell Key’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel to talk about how to bring down Tapia.

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8. Riverwalk Metromover Station

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Yet another car chase leads Mike and Marcus up on the platform of the Riverwalk Metromover Station as a fight scene unfolds on a moving Metromover.

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9. McArthur Dairy

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6851 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

The “Spanish Palms Mortuary” appearing close to the two-hour mark was actually the McArthur Dairy in Little Haiti, per IMDB, which still lives on today.

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10. Delray Beach mansion

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1105 S Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Okay, this one is a bit out of Miami’s jurisdiction but it was worth including because this location has the most interesting backstory. The Delray Beach manse was the source of one of the biggest explosions in the movie. Taking place toward the finale, the house was blown to bits in real life and had been built for the heir to the Coca-Cola fortune, Mark Bird, according to the New York Post.

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1. Biscayne Bay

Miami South Channel, Miami, FL
Columbia Pictures

Right from the opening credits we witness a shot of Brickell from somewhere on Biscayne Bay. If you’re asking yourself where the rest of Miami is, it goes to show just how much the Brickell/Downtown skyline has radically changed over the last 15 years.

Miami South Channel
Miami, FL

2. Tapia’s House

3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
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Vizcaya serves as home to the movie’s main antagonist, Johnny Tapia (played by Jordi Mollà). The Miami landmark has appeared in many films and hosts weddings, galas, and various other events.

3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129

3. Marcus’ House

2220 N Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140
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While we don’t know the exact address of Marcus’ waterfront home, which appears several times in the film, I’m fairly certain it’s somewhere along Bay Road in Miami Beach facing Sunset Islands. If you look closely, you can see what appears to be a Sunset Harbour tower (built in the late 1990s) in the background.

2220 N Bay Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. Downtown/Brickell

Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St, Miami, FL 33131
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The Brickell/Downtown area was featured throughout but received an especially heavy dose of screen time during a car chase early on in the movie, showing shots of the Miami Tower, several highway underpasses, and the metrorail.

Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St
Miami, FL 33131

5. MacArthur Causeway

MacArthur Causeway, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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During that extended action-laden chase, Syd (Gabrielle Union) tries to evade the Haitian gang in pursuit as she hops on the MacArthur Causeway, which is one of the bridges connecting the mainland to Miami Beach.

MacArthur Causeway
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. South Beach

1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Shot on the sands of South Beach is this steamy scene between Syd and Tapia, who mentioned beforehand they should meet by Shore Club. What’s funny is Syd’s backup, providing surveillance in a truck under a bridge somewhere, is nowhere near the area.

1901 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Mandarin Oriental

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
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Mike, Marcus, and Syd meet in the lobby of Brickell Key’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel to talk about how to bring down Tapia.

500 Brickell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

8. Riverwalk Metromover Station

Miami, FL 33131
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Yet another car chase leads Mike and Marcus up on the platform of the Riverwalk Metromover Station as a fight scene unfolds on a moving Metromover.

9. McArthur Dairy

6851 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
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The “Spanish Palms Mortuary” appearing close to the two-hour mark was actually the McArthur Dairy in Little Haiti, per IMDB, which still lives on today.

6851 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

10. Delray Beach mansion

1105 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Columbia Pictures

Okay, this one is a bit out of Miami’s jurisdiction but it was worth including because this location has the most interesting backstory. The Delray Beach manse was the source of one of the biggest explosions in the movie. Taking place toward the finale, the house was blown to bits in real life and had been built for the heir to the Coca-Cola fortune, Mark Bird, according to the New York Post.

1105 S Ocean Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33483