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Love and a Bullet (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  30 August 2002 (USA)
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A hitman falls in love with the boss's girlfriend, who may just be his next target.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malik Bishop (as Treach)
Cynda Griffie (as Kent Masters-King)
Charles Guardino ...
Damien Wiles
Parris Washington ...
Sala (as Paris Washington)
Hakeem Dunn ...
Young Bishop
The Milkman
Mushond Lee ...
Pretty Nate
Tren'l ...


While staking out his next assignment--the innocent girlfriend of his notorious boss--contract killer Malik reflects on the dark path he's chosen but cannot escape. Torn between his sense of duty and his newfound sense of humanity, he finds that the only way out is a perilous showdown with men who are every bit as cold-blooded as he is. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amore e pallottole  »

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Box Office

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$12,608 (USA) (30 August 2002)


$16,853 (USA) (13 September 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Malik Bishop: [narrating] When I was ten, my father put a bullet in my mother's heart, rattled off some cryptic shit about the rent bein' due, and then he put a slug in his own head. With that level of Jackson-family-on-crack-type dysfunction, it's no wonder I turned out the way I did.
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References Unforgiven (1992) See more »


Hit Song
Written and Performed by Brigg Sterns
Courtesy of Silk Entertainment, Inc.
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Better than I expected...much better.
7 September 2003 | by (Surf City, USA) – See all my reviews

When I first saw the trailer to this movie on some other action DVD, I thought, "You must be kidding me. This has got to be the worst straight-to-video HK-action rip-off ever made." But after watching the first few minutes of it on cable, I knew the trailer was all wrong. They'd focused on all the wrong elements. I found "Love and a Bullet" to be something of a black "Snatch"-type movie (no jokes, now), very tongue-in-cheek and enjoyably self-referential. The final battle, as silly as it was, was easier to swallow after the movie's setup. After all, it's not a straight gangsta-action movie; it's more of a black comedy. In both senses of the word. Definitely worth the 90-minute investment.

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