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https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a61049873/bad-boys-4-reggie-dennis-mcdonald/ *Warning - Spoiler alert*

Bad Boys 4 star reveals big Reggie moment wasn't in the original script

  "They just told me they wanted me back."

By Divya SoniPUBLISHED: 09 JUNE 2024

Bad Boys: Ride or Die star Dennis McDonald has shared that his iconic end scene wasn't actually in the original script.

McDonald was first introduced in Bad Boys II as Reggie, the young man who is bullied by Mike (Will Smith) and Marcus (Martin Lawrence) for wanting to take Marcus' daughter on a date.

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The clip quickly became a fan-favourite, often resurfacing on social media, but now Reggie is receiving some respect as he returns for the fourth instalment of the franchise.

"This is a blessing," McDonald told Entertainment Weekly. "When I got the script and I found out what I was doing, I already knew that this might be something real, real big. He's finally in the family, [Marcus and Mike] finally accepted him, he's finally getting his due, so I'm just happy about that."

Bad Boys: Ride or Die sees McDonald return as Marcus' now son-in-law, who saves the day when the bad boys are on the run after being framed.

Reggie, now a Marine staff sergeant, saves Marcus' wife, daughter, and grandson from an army of men infiltrating their home, as Mike and Marcus watch helplessly via video feeds. After killing the attackers and saving his family, Reggie earns the respect of the stunned bad boys.

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The final scene of the movie ends with Reggie receiving a great honour, which McDonald revealed "wasn't in the script at all". Mike and Marcus argue over who mans the barbeque grill, then they laugh when Reggie approaches to take over. As they respectfully step aside, the movie ends on Reggie's smiling face.

"That was kind of crazy — I was in Miami filming, and then I flew back home, and then they called me like three or four days later to come back to Miami to shoot another scene.

"They just told me they wanted me back, so I'm thinking I had to do something over [again]. But I had lines and everything, and it was the whole end of the movie. They're like, 'Yeah, you end the whole movie. It ends with your face.' And I'm like, 'Are you serious?' I was just overwhelmed."

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