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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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Ruby Stein
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Lester
Fatmir Haskaj ...
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Punk #2 - Brian (as Joseph Dain)
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Flaco
Shirley Scott ...
Heavy Woman
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Dog-Walking Girl
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Sol Stein
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Cookie Stein
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Paddy
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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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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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(unrated)

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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

Lester: [snorting cocaine] You want some of this?
Butch: Man, I don't stick nothing up my nose unless it's two legs wrapped around my neck.
Lester: More for me...
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Connections

References What's Happening!! (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
Performed by Barry White
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Another classic from Mickey Rourke
25 May 2005 | by (The House of Good Schlock) – See all my reviews

Not long ago I saw Sin City, and I was crazy about Mickey Rourke's character Marv. This character was actually a comic book monster (with a heart), and since I loved Marv so much I have sought out other Rourke films. This one is just another one of his best rolls. He plays Butch or Bullet who has been in prison for eight years for a crime he didn't commit (he kept his mouth shut and suffered for a friend). He's a junky that is sick of the life and wants to die...really...'cause nothing is going to change ever. Tupac Shakur plays a thug that is after Bullet for blinding him in one eye. The way the revenge plays out reminds me of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, especially when Rourke says to Shakur, "You want your pound of flesh...your business is with me." (Not a direct quote) I thought this film would be like a Die Hard type film, but I was very surprised. Ted Levine and Adrien Brody play Bullet's brothers: Levine's character could rival his Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. This film never played theatrically (I think), and its a shame. Good drama always deserves its audience. I hope all reading these comments will give "Bullet" a chance: you won't be disappointed.


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