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Love and a Bullet -- A hitman falls in love with the boss's girlfriend, who may just be his next target.

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Writers (WGA):
Ben Ramsey (written by) &
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Nobody's So Good At Being So Bad.
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A hitman falls in love with the boss's girlfriend, who may just be his next target. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A very strange brew, but a very fun one too! See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Malik Bishop (as Treach)

Kent King ... Cynda Griffie (as Kent Masters-King)
Charles Guardino ... Damien Wiles

Shireen Crutchfield ... Hylene

Sam Scarber ... Buddy

Walter Jones ... Cisco

James Black ... Vaughn
Parris Washington ... Sala (as Paris Washington)

Mark Hicks ... Omar

Marlon Young ... Wade
Hakeem Dunn ... Young Bishop

Freez Luv ... Frenchy

Derek Mears ... The Milkman
Mushond Lee ... Pretty Nate
Tren'l ... Shah

Bud Sabatino ... Sal

Greg Lewis ... Herman
Nicholas Hill ... Dutch

Ben Bray ... Elite Guard #1
Roger Wells ... Elite Guard #2
Michael C. Wells ... Johnny Atwell / Man strangled (as Michael Craven-Wells)

Mike Smith ... Melvin McBride

Sandra 'Pepa' Denton ... Female with Cuestick
Saladin Florence ... Frenchy's Main Thug
Greg Gaynes ... Frenchy's Crew
Carleton Purnell ... Frenchy's Crew
Andre McCoy ... Frenchy's Crew (as Chyna)
Anthony C. Jackson ... Pretty Nate's Crew
Michael Overton ... Pretty Nate's Crew
Curstafa McCullom ... Pretty Nate's Crew
Doomy Moore ... Pretty Nate's Woman (as Doome Moore)
Wright Moore ... Pretty Nate's Woman (as Doome Wright)
Jenny Lake ... Bimbo
Grae King ... Bishop's Dream Daughter
Matthew Perniciaro ... Dead Man #1 (as Matt Perniciaro)
Thomas Augsberger ... Man Stabbed
Eric A. Phillips ... Tailor
Max Wurth ... Desk Clerk

Bill Duke ... Mysterious Voice on Phone
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynette Jenkins ... Screaming Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Kantz 
Ben Ramsey 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ben Ramsey (written by) &
Kantz (written by)

Produced by
Thomas Augsberger .... executive producer
Matthias Emcke .... executive producer
Kantz .... executive producer
Lisa Moiselle .... co-executive producer
Nancy Norman .... producer
Nichelle M. Protho .... co-producer (as Nichelle Protho)
Ben Ramsey .... executive producer
Frank Smith .... co-executive producer
Warren Zide .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Wolfgang Matthes 
 
Cinematography by
Keith L. Smith  (as Keith Smith)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Koefoed 
 
Casting by
Tony Lee 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
 
Art Direction by
Angela O'Neill  (as Angela O'Neil)
 
Set Decoration by
John L. Chaldu  (as John Chaldu)
 
Makeup Department
Kemi Cooks .... additional hair stylist (as Kem Cooks)
Jacqueline Sinclair .... key hair stylist
Tom Steves .... key makeup artist
Cale Thomas .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adisa Jones .... second assistant director
Tom Milo .... first assistant director
Leigh Paonessa .... additional second second assistant director
Denise Anderson Poore .... second second assistant director (as Denise Anderson)
Ron Recio .... additional second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Rebecca Amaya .... art department intern
Jeremy Cash .... art department intern
Ryan Cochran .... lead man
Pat Conrad .... additional lead man
Colman Costello .... swing (as Coleman Costello)
Tara Erin .... additional lead man
Keith Foti .... assistant property master
Greg Guinasso .... additional set decorator
Caron Kruger .... swing
Nicole Lopez .... on-set dresser
Joshua Wright .... property master
Danny Re .... swing gang (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Arturo Bañuelos .... sound apprentice (as Art Banuelos)
John Dunn .... dialogue supervisor
John Dunn .... sound supervisor
Willie Franco .... sound mixer (as William Franco)
Lawrence Freed .... additional sound
Donald Hauger .... sound apprentice
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist
Carey Milbradt .... dialogue editor
James Morioka .... sound re-recording mixer
Zeke Richardson .... adr recordist
Zeke Richardson .... foley recordist
Zeke Richardson .... sound re-recording mixer
Woody Stubblefield .... boom operator (as Jesse Stubblefield)
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
John E. Gray .... special effects coordinator (as John Gray)
John Pizer .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Koczera .... senior digital artist
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element color timer: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ben Bray .... stunts
Precious Garrett .... stunts
Jes Hellwege .... stunts
Mark Hicks .... stunt coordinator
Mark Hicks .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Andre McCoy .... stunts (as Chyna)
Joseph Micaletti .... stunts
Marcus Peete .... stunts
Ray Siegle .... stunt double
Roger Wells .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Adams .... electrician
Preston Adams .... additional electrician
Phillip 'Felix' Arceneaux .... dolly grip (as Phillip Arceneaux)
Brandi Borden .... additional camera loader
Sidney Brisco .... gaffer
Brett Elliott .... grip
Greg Gayne .... second assistant camera
Greg Gaynes .... second assistant camera
Robin Gibson .... still photographer
Danny Hernandez .... additional electrician (as Daniel S. Hernandez)
Rodney James .... additional electrician
Scott Johnston .... first assistant camera
Matt Landry .... grip
John Lewis .... electrician
Matthew Minke .... best boy grip
Barry Oiffer .... camera operator: second camera
Jesse Pence .... best boy electric
Chephren Rasika .... key grip
Erik Rodgers .... best boy electric
Noah Shane .... additional grip
Charles Simons .... additional dolly grip
Jason Talbert .... additional dolly grip
Randy Whitlock .... camera loader
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Johnie Adams .... assistant wardrobe
Sydne Bolden .... costume supervisor
Crystal Jenkins .... assistant wardrobe
Demetria Owens .... additional assistant wardrobe
Tiffany Scott .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Ed Decker .... additional first assistant editor
Frances DeLoach .... first assistant editor
Paul Millspaugh .... first assistant editor
Chris Mistorni .... assistant editor
Bill Mushond .... color timer
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
David Feldman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jay Bolton .... music consultant
Rashad Liston .... music supervisor
Pilar McCurry .... executive in charge of music
Rick Norman .... scoring mixer
Brian Richards .... music editor
Brigg Sterns .... song producer
 
Other crew
Errol Collier .... production accountant
Pam Collier .... assistant production accountant
Saladin Florence .... set production assistant
Jay Griffin .... writer
Casey Jason Jr. .... set production assistant
Mushond Lee .... location manager
Elaine McGee .... production coordinator
Lucy Norman .... craft service
Matthew Perniciaro .... assistant to directors
Kim Pham .... additional set production assistant
Nickolas Pribuss .... additional set production assistant (as Nicholas Pribuss)
Adán Pérez .... key set production assistant (as Adam Perez)
Ken Rance .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Ross .... assistant location manager
Roy Ruiz .... security coordinator
Gianpaolo Santarelli .... key set production assistant
Andrew B. Scofield .... office production assistant
Suzanne C. Swindle .... additional script supervisor
Robert E. Ventura .... on-set medic
Teresa Weissman .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexuality/nudity
Runtime:
85 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Belgium:16 | Belgium:KNT (re-rating) | Brazil:18 | Finland:K-15 | Germany:18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #38507)

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Quotes:
[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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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A very strange brew, but a very fun one too!, 8 January 2003

Picture this if you will, just before the dawning of the new year, here's me and a bottle of the finest Jack Daniels, no Ice! Just straight up, and there i sit, popped in the dvd release of "Love And A Bullet".

I Had no idea who Treach was, or to be honest still is, aside from hearing that he'd turned up in "Jason's Lyric" and the cover reminded me somewhat of the Keenan Ivory Wayans Flick, "A Low Down Dirty Shame", But these rather shallow points aside, there i sat, a glass of jack in one hand and the dvd remote control in the other.

As the movie gathered a pace, i'll be honest, the whole thing resembled a mish mash of everything, no bad thing, to anyone who ever saw the Bokeem Woodbine movie, "BlackMale" Released over here in Brittain as "BlackMail" a movie like the one in question, that is just so overloaded with everything, you just have to see it to believe it.

Treach's character, Malik Bishop has risen through the ranks of hoodlum hitman to professional Hitman, who suffers a crises of conscience, which is something that we are let in on, as we fade in at the beginning, then we flash back to where it all began.

Where do we go from there? I think at that point the Jack Daniels was really kicking in, because what unfolded, was so wild and wacky, it all kinda made sense. This was a movie consisting of comedic moments, Kung Fu, some serious gun play and a very strange take on Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream speech, as spoken by Malik's white Boss.

A really good soundtrack throughout, and a very, very good first time out performance by Sam Scarber as the Zen/Svengali Hitman, Buddy entrusted with the task of showing Bishop the finer points to being a hitman, more importantly, how to make a really good capuccino!

In the morning, after the jack had slightly worn off, i watched the DVD again, however with the director's commentary, and you know what, the movie was even better. What can i say, yes the alcohol made things easier, but even with or without, this was a very easy movie to watch, even more so second time around.

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