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Bulworth (1998)

R  |   |  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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Ernie Lee Banks ...
Leroy (as Ernie Banks)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Tribulations  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$141,816 (USA) (15 May 1998)

Gross:

£377,939 (UK) (29 January 1999)
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The word "fuck" and its derivatives are used 111 times. See more »

Goofs

When Bullworth arrives with the ribs in the bar, Compton, Murphy and the other assistant switch places between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sen. Jay Billington Bulworth: What is it exactly you're concerned about, Murphy?
Dennis Murphy: I'm concerned that you stood up in front of three hundred people in a black church and told them that they were not a factor and never would be as long as we remain in the pocket of the insurance lobby! I'm concerned that you went to a fundraiser in Beverly Hills and told various leaders of the entertainment industry that they make a lousy product, and since many of them also happen to be Jewish, you decided the PRUDENT thing to do would be to ...
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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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Joints & Jam
Written by Paul Poli, Will.i.am (as William Adams), Apl.de.Ap (as Allan Pineda),
Taboo (as Jaime Gomez), Greg Phillinganes, Barry Gibb
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas
Produced by Paul Poli and Will.i.am (as William Adams)
Contains a sample of "Love Till the End of Time" (Greg Phillinganes)
Also contains an interpolation of "Grease" (Barry Gibb)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Powerful, disturbing and funny political satire
12 December 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Other than a few forced silly moments, this is the sharpest, darkest, bravest. most disturbing political satire out of Hollywood since "Network".

This is Beatty's career best performance by far, making his rapidly breaking down liberal Democrat Senator into a character simultaneously howlingly funny, pitiable, admirable, wince inducing, pathetic and horrifying.

Beatty has made a film that walks the razor's edge right along with it's lead character, playing into deliberately provoking racial and cultural stereotypes at the same time it shreds them.

This isn't a polite "the system needs fixing" movie, it's an in-your-face scream that the system is broken, perhaps beyond all repair. That idea seems only more timely now.


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