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Bulworth (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 May 1998 (USA)
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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.

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A mix of hip-hop and politics, after putting a hit out on himself Senator Bulworth becomes a MCing politician akin to a west African griot who isn't afraid to say anything he wants and can offend anyone he wants. Written by Guy Johns

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Brace yourself. This politician is about to tell the truth!

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

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22 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£185,718 (UK) (22 January 1999)

Gross:

£377,939 (UK) (29 January 1999)
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Co-writer Jeremy Pikser described the experience of working with Warren Beatty as frustrating. He was paid by the studio a lump sum per each draft produced and Beatty spent months working and reworking a single draft. Tired of being away from his family, Beatty's ego and the lack of pay, Pikser left the L.A. office where he and Beatty were writing the script to return to his family in L.A. The two finished the rest of the process via telephone and fax. See more »

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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 »

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Bullworth: I think it'd be a good idea to say "I'm sorry", huh?
Kid #1: Oh man, I waited my whole life for this moment!
Cop: I'm... sorry.
Bullworth: Say "No problem, Officer".
Kid #2: Go fuck your mama, you fucking pig cocksucker!
Bullworth: That's good enough.
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For the song "Bulworth Breakdown", the title character Jay Bulworth is credited as a writer and performer. See more »

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References Unsolved Mysteries (1987) See more »

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Holiday/12 Scanner
Written by Erin Johnson, Robert McDowell & Dwayne Searcy, William E. Butler, Jerry Butler
Performed by Witchdoctor
Produced by Rob & Emperor Searcy for Black Market Entertainment
Contains an interpolation of "I Stand Accused" (William E. Butler, Jerry Butler)
Courtesy of Organized Noize Productions/Interscope
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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.


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