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You only get one shot at revenge
Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mickey Rourke ... Butch 'Bullet' Stein

Frank Senger ... Prison Guard

Adrien Brody ... Ruby Stein

John Enos III ... Lester
Fatmir Haskaj ... Punk #1 - Jamie
Joe Dain ... Punk #2 - Brian (as Joseph Dain)

Manny Perez ... Flaco
Shirley Scott ... Heavy Woman
Heather Laszlo ... Dog-Walking Girl

Jerry Grayson ... Sol Stein

Suzanne Shepherd ... Cookie Stein

Ted Levine ... Louis Stein
Matthew Powers ... Paddy
Jerry Dean ... Fingers

Tupac Shakur ... Tank

Gina Figueroa ... Laura

Mario Bosco ... Young Boy #1 - Stanley

Nick Scotti ... Young Boy #2 - Philly

Jason Woliner ... Young Boy #3 - Buck Teeth
Tahir Moncion ... Young Boy #4 - Black Kid
Horacio Le Don ... Rico

Willy DeVille ... Willy Lookout

Mick O'Rourke ... Thief #1 - Joey
Joey Rourke ... Thief #2 - Danny (as Joseph A. Rourke)

Kevin Pinassi ... Bernard

Donnie Wahlberg ... Big Balls
Doug Dewitt ... Mural Cop

Gene Canfield ... Reiner

Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Gates

Larry Romano ... Frankie 'Eyelashes'
Tommy Cherubino ... Vinnie Pizziola
Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins ... Pudgy (as Jermaine Hopkins)
Troy Baudoin ... Black Jack
Oni Faida Lampley ... Attractive Black Woman
Candace Bennett ... Young Black Child

Eddie Daniels ... Tacky Girl #1
Amy Pierce ... Tacky Girl #2
Suzanna Keller ... Tacky Girl #3
Ellsworth Davis ... Shadow
Stretch ... Dallas (as Randy Walker)

Michael Kenneth Williams ... High Top
Sherry Stearn ... Outrageous Girl #1
Jennifer Drake ... Outrageous Girl #2
Israel M. Grossman ... Rabbi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Peter Dinklage ... Building Manager (uncredited)

Anthony Giangrande ... Punk #3 (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Samba Dancer (uncredited)

Moet Meira ... Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
Marc Rose ... Punk Josh (uncredited)

Paul Sampson ... Pruitt (uncredited)

Jill Wisoff ... Junkie (uncredited)

Directed by
Julien Temple 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mickey Rourke  (as 'Sir' Eddie Cook)
Bruce Rubenstein 

Produced by
Graham Burke .... executive producer
Greg Coote .... executive producer
John Flock .... producer
Roger Paradiso .... co-producer
Cinematography by
Crescenzo G.P. Notarile  (as Crescenzo Notarile)
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
Casting by
Marcia Shulman 
Production Design by
Christopher Nowak 
Art Direction by
Sherri Adler 
Set Decoration by
Harriet Zucker 
Costume Design by
Prudence Moriarty 
Makeup Department
Judy Chin .... makeup artist
Tom Denier Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Susan Dexter .... makeup assistant
Ken Diaz .... prosthetic makeup designer
Ed French .... special makeup effects artist
Sal Gullo .... special makeup effects artist
Bryan Holt .... special makeup effects artist (as Bryant Holt)
James E. McClenin .... special makeup effects artist
Mary Annv Pierro .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Reilly .... special makeup effects artist
Thom Rubino .... special makeup effects artist
Matt Sotis .... special makeup effects artist
Jay Wejebe .... makeup artist: Mr. Rourke
Melissa A. Yonkey .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Mark Geremia .... executive in charge of production
Tony Trimarco .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Apicella .... first assistant director
Peggy Craven .... second second assistant director
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... first assistant director: second unit
David 'Wex' Wechsler .... second assistant director
Art Department
Barbara Ansell .... scenic artist
Peter Betulia .... construction grip
David Cooney .... storyboard artist
Elizabeth DeLuna .... property assistant (as Liz de Luna)
Jim Fredericks .... lead man
James Gilliar .... set dresser
Anne Beiser Haywood .... charge scenic artist
John R. Johnston .... construction coordinator (as John Johnston)
Julius Kozlowski .... scenic artist
Ruth Ann Leon .... property assistant
Caroline Seckinger .... art department assistant
Mark Stein .... property assistant
Eric Stepper .... property master
Patty Walsh .... art department coordinator (as Patricia Walsh)
Rachael Weinzimer .... set dresser
Gary Wimmer .... scenic artist
Travis Wright .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Bach .... sound effects editor
Bob Balzarini .... sound recordist
John Brasher .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Clark .... adr supervisor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... stereo sound consultant
Michael Ferdie .... assistant dialogue editor
Mike Goodman .... adr supervisor
Marilyn Graf .... adr mixer
Eric Cameron Hosmer .... sound effects editor (as Eric C. Hosmer)
Marty Hutcherson .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Ilardi .... sound mixer
Carlos Isais .... machine room assistant
Morgen Kassel .... assistant dialogue editor
Joe Kramer .... adr editor
Rick MacLane .... post-production sound engineer
Adriane Marfiak .... sound effects editor
Peggy McAffee .... sound effects editor
Doug Reed .... foley artist
Doug Reed .... foley editor
Mark Relyea .... adr assistant
Eddie Ruotolo .... boom operator
Brian Smith .... foley recordist
Walter Spencer .... dialogue editor
Elmo Weber .... sound designer
Elmo Weber .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Robert Provenzano .... special effects
Bart Traynor .... special effects
Matt Vogel .... special effects coordinator
Sandy Alexander .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Ursula Canci .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (as Johnny C.)
John Copeman .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Tony Guida .... stunts
Denise Larsen .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Candice Orsini .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Royal Alvis .... grip
Robert Blair .... generator operator
Maria Calvaruso .... camera trainee
John Cardoni .... gaffer
Brian Carmichael .... video playback operator
Archangelo V. Ciotti .... key grip (as Archangelo Ciotti)
Dan Denitto .... dolly grip
Maurizio Dotto .... first assistant camera (as Maurizio "Nino" Dotto)
Joe Doughan .... best boy grip
John Glaser .... second assistant camera
Edward Gold .... camera operator
Jim McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Jim McConkey .... camera operator
Kevin McKenna .... video playback operator
Sean O'Brien .... grip
Neil O'Malley .... grip
Rocco Palmieri .... electrician
Christopher T. Paul .... second assistant camera (as Christopher Paul)
Linda Phillips .... electrician
Steve Sands .... still photographer
Mark Schwentner .... best boy electric
Sean Strong .... second assistant camera
Donald Sweeney .... aerial photographer (as Don Sweeney)
Alan Wolfe .... first assistant camera
Robert Shepherd .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bob Carrabs .... wardrobe
Pilar Limosner .... assistant costume designer
Sarah Newman .... costume assistant
Rose Trimarco .... wardrobe supervisor (as Rose Cuervo)
Editorial Department
Ross Guidici .... additional film editor
Mike Mertens .... color timer
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
Sue Mischel .... negative cutter
Elliot Wood .... additional film editor
Jim Finn .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Mickey Rourke .... music supervisor
Brian Slack .... music editor
Craig Braginsky .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank J. Apicelli .... driver (as Frank Apicelli)
Pete Aquino .... driver
Oscar Beguiristain .... driver
Mike Cassella .... driver
Tom Crowe .... driver
William Curtin .... driver (as Bill Curtin)
Harry J. Leavey .... driver
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain (as Tommy Leavey)
Gary Mahr .... transportation co-captain
Daniel Palmer .... driver (as Dan Palmer)
George Pinto .... driver
Luciano Trasatti .... driver
Thomas J. Walsh .... driver (as Tom Walsh)
Dennis Kelly .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
David Avery .... set production assistant
Iwona Awlasewicz .... production assistant
Sirad Balducci .... production secretary
Jamie Lee Bianco .... production assistant
Robbie Brenner .... assistant: Mr. Rourke
Kevin Breslin .... location manager
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Alexander Cohen .... set production assistant (as Alex Cohen)
Andrés Duque .... assistant location manager
Dominique Ellner .... office production assistant
Michael V. Gomes .... assistant accountant
Matt Hallman .... unit publicist
Jolyon Handler .... key set production assistant
Kwesi Hibbler .... set production assistant
Kevin Jackson .... production assistant
Willis Baxter Johnson .... production assistant
Willis Baxter Johnson .... set production assistant
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Jenny Kushner .... production assistant
Kristi Lake .... production accountant
Marco Londoner .... production assistant
Gine Lui .... location coordinator
Psaha A. Luke .... assistant accountant
Linda Madden .... assistant: Mr. Flock
Bo McDonald .... assistant: Mr. Temple
Gretchen McGowan .... production accountant
Teresa Mirabella .... office production assistant
Solomon Paye .... production assistant
Karina Petrarca .... craft service
Kelli Raftery .... office production assistant
Richard Ruth .... location assistant
Deidre Schrowang .... craft service
David Sepulveda .... production intern
Robert T. Striem .... assistant location manager (as Bob Striem)
Elaine Stundel .... production office coordinator
Marni Wilkens .... assistant location manager
Timothy Klein .... Stand In: Ted Levine (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for strong violence, drug use, pervasive language and a graphic sex scene
USA:100 min (unrated version) | USA:96 min | Argentina:98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Crew or equipment visible: When Lester picks up Bullet in the pink cadillac as Lester pulls away the crew is visible in the hubcap.See more »
Louis:Men love to hate. It's what separates us from the females of the spieces. It's the natural law in Wild America.See more »
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References "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986)See more »
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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Fans of feel-good movies, turn and run, now., 14 March 2002
Author: illiterati

A lot of people bitch that "Bullet" is far from standard Hollywood fare, but what that means to you depends heavily on your personal opinion of Hollywood fare. If you, like myself, don't think too highly of it, then consider this your first boarding call.

The "Bullet" spoken of in the title is the film's central character, a 35-year-old Brooklyn heroin junkie (Mickey Rourke). The film begins with his release from the pen after serving an eight-year sentence, and then proceeds to closely follow the lives of him and those around him -- the parents, an eccentric little brother, a completely shell-shocked headcase of a big brother (Ted Levine, creating yet another standout psychotic), as well as various players in the substance supply industry (Tupac Shakur makes his last screen appearance as the druglord Tank, and does a decent job in a rather thankless role). I'd summarize the plot more clearly if I could, but the fact is, these people's lives just aren't that simple.

"Bullet" is one of those rare movies which somehow leak through the cracks and make it into production with their soul (or lack thereof) intact. One of the few who dare pay attention to the dregs of society. Worse still, actual dregs of actual modern day society. The REAL dregs. The "uncool" dregs which are far less likely to break out the one-liners after offing someone then they are to strip the corpse of all valuables and sell them for drug money.

"Bullet" wastes no time whatsoever on making it's characters presentable. I admit it, there's no way this film could ever have raked in the cash. On the surface, the majority of scenes depicted in "Bullet" are the furthest thing any decent human being would classify as entertainment. But below this poverty and violence is a complex and intriguing world filled with complex and intriguing characters.

The film's craft cannot be faulted. The direction is superb, the soundtrack appropriate -- at times eerily so -- but even despite all this, most viewers will recoil in disgust at the request to tune into the lives and minds of characters as genuinely vile, violent and emotionally unstable as these. Characters that would instruct packs of ten-year olds in mortal combat. Characters that can no longer see the future beyond their next hit. Characters that assault their own image in the mirror. This is ground most viewers aren't willing to tread, and why this film was doomed to fail commercially. But that by no means makes it bad. Those who can stomach the imagery and see beyond it will not be disappointed... with the *movie*. How you'll feel once it sinks in that these kinds of things happen on a daily basis in what is supposedly the most civilized country on the planet is anyone's guess.

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