6.8/10
22,964
228 user 116 critic

Bulworth (1998)

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A high school film club movie project is interrupted by nefarious thugs. Enter the high kicking school girls who will have to put their acting to use in a real-life situation.

Director: Kazuhiro Yokoyama
Stars: Kaede Aono, Risako Itô, Mayu Kawamoto
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Director: Gamewizdom
Stars: Gamewizdom
Tokyo Tribe (2014)
Action | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins.

Director: Sion Sono
Stars: Ryôhei Suzuki, Young Dais, Nana Seino
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Twenty-nine-year-old Ryotaro is underemployed, has no friends, hyperventilates and is awkward. Worse, he is also a virgin and never been kissed before. To remedy the situation he picks up a... See full summary »

Director: Ken Iizuka
Stars: Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Nozomi Sasaki, Tôri Matsuzaka
Reds (1981)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty
Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry
Stars: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

A major hit in Japanese theaters since its release in June, 'Okinawa: The Afterburn' is the first documentary film to provide a comprehensive picture of the 1945 Battle of Okinawa and the ... See full summary »

Director: John Junkerman
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Theresa, the shop keeper of the Ying Yang Sausages company realizes an enormous problem when she realizes she has Japanese competition called the Yang Ying sausages company. She and her ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Oreck
Stars: Ike Barinholtz, Tina Fey, Taylor Flowers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Deauna Adams ...
Denisha
Vinny Argiro ...
Debate Director
...
Gary
...
...
Leroy (as Ernie Banks)
Amiri Baraka ...
...
Constance Bulworth
...
Mrs. Brown
...
...
Man with Dark Glasses
...
Brandon N. Bowlin ...
Bouncer #2
Mongo Brownlee ...
Henchman #3
...
Uncle Rafeeq
...
Anthony
Edit

Storyline

Senator Jay Bulworth is facing speculation-induced financial ruin, so he puts out a contract on his own life in order to collect a large, new insurance policy for his family. Living each moment on borrowed time, he suddenly begins spouting raw, unfiltered--and sometimes offensive in word but satirical in spirit -- thoughts to shocked audiences and handlers in the speech of hip-hop music and culture. His newfound uninhibitedness and new relationship with Nina carry him on a journey of political and spiritual renewal. Written by Stuart Hoffman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Brace yourself. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tribulations  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,515,839 (USA) (25 May 1998)

Gross:

$26,525,834 (USA) (6 December 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Clarke Duncan: As a Bouncer, and billed as Michael 'Big Mike' Duncan. See more »

Goofs

When Nina is talking on a cell phone in Davers' garage, we hear a dial tone when the other party hangs up on her (cell phone networks don't use dial tones). See more »

Quotes

Eddie Davers: Hey, doc! How's he doing?
Doctor: Fine, fine. How are you doing?
Eddie Davers: Fine, fine. You?
Doctor: Fine.
Eddie Davers: Fine.
See more »

Crazy Credits

For the song "Bulworth Breakdown", the title character Jay Bulworth is credited as a writer and performer. See more »

Connections

Features Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

100 Miles and Running
Written by Lamont Dozier (as L. Dozier), Eddie Holland (as E. Holland Jr.), Brian Holland (as B. Holland), Eazy-E (as E. Wright), Dr. Dre (as A. Young), M.C. Ren (as L. Patterson), G. Hutchinson, Herbie Hancock, P. Jackson, M. Raglin
Performed by NWA
Courtesy of Priority Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The most daring political satire ever made.
15 February 2000 | by (Rochester, NY) – See all my reviews

I cannot recommend 'Bulworth' highly enough. Sure, I've seen lots of worthy political satires. 'The Candidate', 'Wag the Dog', 'Bob Roberts', and others. But this is the finest example ever made. Warren Beatty should be very proud of this masterpiece. Not only for the guts it took to so brazenly confront the modern political process (and how it affects race relations, the film industry, education, medicine, and so on) but also for the fact that he wrote it, produced it, directed it, and starred in it. Any one of those jobs can be a supreme undertaking, and here he has accomplished all four with integrity, wit, humor, intelligence, and undeniable brass. It is quite simply impossible to watch this movie without being repeatedly shocked at the depth of its honesty. The supporting cast is also excellent, and Don Cheadle stands out as LD.


43 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page