The Bad Guys Movie

It's good to be bad.

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The story of baddies - Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula.

Who's Involved:

Craig Robinson, Patrick Hughes, Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Zazie Beetz, Damon Ross, Lilly Singh, Etan Cohen, Richard Ayoade, Anthony Ramos, Alex Borstein, Marc Maron, Pierre Perifel, Jeff Berg, Aaron Blabely, Rebecca Huntley

Release Date:

Friday, April 22, 2022 Nationwide

action and rude humor
Runtime: 1 hr, 40 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula, aka “Webs.” But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?

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Who stars in The Bad Guys: Cast List

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The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Catwoman  

The Watch, Soul  

Who's making The Bad Guys: Crew List

A look at the The Bad Guys behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Etan Cohen last wrote Rumble and Holmes & Watson.


Etan Cohen


Rebecca Huntley
Damon Ross

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Production: What we know about The Bad Guys?

Key Facts

  1. The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel (animator, the Kung Fu Panda films), making his feature-directing debut. The film is produced by Damon Ross (development executive Trolls, The Boss Baby, co-producer Nacho Libre) and Rebecca Huntley (associate producer, The Boss Baby). The executive producers are Aaron Blabey, Etan Cohen and Patrick Hughes (12/18/2021).
  2. Based on the bestselling Scholastic blockbuster book series by Aaron Blabey, which has more than 8.2 million copies in print worldwide (3/17/2021).
  3. This is the feature directorial debut of Pierre Pierfel, who directed the award-winning short Bilby and was an animator on Kung Fu Panda (10/15/19).
  4. Adaption of the illustrated cartoon book series by author Aaron Blabely.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - December: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2020 - December: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2019 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

    Director Pierre Perifel on board with an estimated release in 2021.

  5. 2018 - April: The film was set to Development  status.

The Bad Guys Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Bad Guys was a Nationwide release in 2022 on Friday, April 22, 2022. There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including The Northman, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and A Cowgirl's Song.

Q&A Asked about The Bad Guys

Apr. 11, 2022
How long is the movie Bad Guys?
Apr. 24, 2022 1 hr, 40 min
Apr. 22, 2022
Can I watch Bad Guys tonight at home? If so, which provider?
Apr. 24, 2022 No, The Bad Guys is showing exclusively in theaters.

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