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Bullet (1996)

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Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Prison Guard
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Ruby Stein
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Lester
Fatmir Haskaj ...
Punk #1 - Jamie
Joe Dain ...
Punk #2 - Brian (as Joseph Dain)
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Flaco
Shirley Scott ...
Heavy Woman
Heather Laszlo ...
Dog-Walking Girl
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Sol Stein
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Cookie Stein
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Matthew Powers ...
Paddy
Jerry Dean ...
Fingers
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Storyline

Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back into his old habits of snorting coke and shooting up heroin with his best friend Lester. Enraged by Butch's affront and already determined to get revenge on him for a past wrong, Tank sets about getting even with his old enemy by hiring a hulking brute, Gates to beat Butch. When the confrontation occurs, however, Gates breaks his hand on the battle-hardened Butch. Besides Lester, the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby, neither of whom can be counted on to help him in the inevitable showdown. Written by Anonymous

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prison | drug dealer | artist | jewish | drugs | See more »

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You only get one shot at revenge

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug use, pervasive language and a graphic sex scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 March 1997 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Bullet - Auge um Auge  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although they played antagonists, Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur became close friends during filming. During production, Shakur advised Rourke when he was having a difficult time in his marriage. See more »

Goofs

When Bullet is confronted in the bathroom you can see a microphone hovering in the bottom right corner, to the left of Bullet's legs. (1:17:42) See more »

Quotes

Louis: Welcome home, convict! A very touching story, my hemorrhoids bleed for you.
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Connections

References The Montel Williams Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
Performed by Barry White
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User Reviews

misunderstood and underrated
9 February 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

At first I drifted through this one 'cause it was just there but when I really sat down and watched, they really went in-depth about Bullet(Rourke) and his family. It really makes you realize you can't take life for granted and just how wicked the streets really are, worlds do collide in this. the dude who played Paddy was decent, Jermaine Hopkins holds his own in a small role as Pudgy, and I had no idea that Michaek K. Williams(Omar from The Wire) was in this he too had not too big a part. Tupac as Tank, Bullet's long time rival, gives a tight performance in this as well. This movie is not for everybody and it wouldn't have done well if it was in the theaters anyway, I thought it was decent cause I actually sat through this and tried to understand it...

not that bad 6/10


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