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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prison Guard
Ruby Stein
Fatmir Haskaj ...
Punk #1 - Jamie
Punk #2 - Brian (as Joseph Dain)
Shirley Scott ...
Heavy Woman
Heather Laszlo ...
Dog-Walking Girl
Sol Stein
Cookie Stein
Matthew Powers ...


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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You only get one shot at revenge


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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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Did You Know?


Mickey Rourke, who co-wrote the script, also was a music supervisor on the film. See more »


When Lester picks up Bullet in the pink cadillac as Lester pulls away the crew is visible in the hubcap. See more »


Tank: You are not in the position to say who goes and who stays.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


Perverted Monk's Theme
Performed by Kendrick Davis (as Jeru the Damaja)
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User Reviews

On Bullet.
20 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I wonder how many people who watch these movies, (gritty street, criminal activity types), know what they are seeing? Being black, and growing up in the 60s and 70s, this was everyday life. People did act like this. Don't you know how precisely Mickey Rourke portrayed an ex-con? Especially one that was tired of the life? Man, why don't you give the man the credit he is due as a great actor, I have seen every one of his films, and he is so wonderful in each and every one of them, it makes me cry. When I re-watch a movie like Diner, or Johnny Handsome? When I see him go from cocky private eye to hysterically sobbing scared human in AngelHeart, and know that he is neither of these people? Or Henry Chinowski in BarFly!! The effeminate sharpshooter in the Last Outlaw? Give me a break! He's fabulous!!!

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