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Bullet Boy (2004)

R | | Drama | 8 April 2005 (UK)
In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Fraser ...
Leon Black ...
Clare Perkins ...
Beverley (as Claire Perkins)
Shea (as Sharea-mounira Samuels)
Curtis Walker ...
Rio Tison ...
Clark Lawson ...
Jadiel Vitalis ...
Sylvester Williams ...
Natalie (as Jamie Winstone)
Probation Officer
School Teacher
Chris Callendar ...
Ricky's Solicitor
Husseyn Clus ...
Turkish Van Driver


In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and authentic drama that takes an unflinching look at two troubled, street-smart boys. Fresh out of jail, 18-year-old Ricky (Ashley Walters, Get Rich or Die Tryin') and his 12-year-old brother, Curtis, struggle to walk the straight and narrow when a minor street clash escalates into an all-out neighborhood war. For Ricky and Curtis, friendships, family and loyalty will be tested to the extreme in a world where guns are a fact of everyday life and boys try to be men before they're even teenagers. Music by Massive Attack. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, a strong sex scene, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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8 April 2005 (UK)  »

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Bullet Boy - Sem Perdão  »

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£140,332 (UK) (8 April 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Director Dibb interviewed local teenagers as a part of his research for the film. See more »


When Rio and Leon are playing hide and seek, the boom microphone is visible in the lower left corner screen for a second. See more »


Drawing Board
Performed by Terri Walker
Written by Louise Francis and James Yards
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Great Movie
17 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a great film. I have been watching a lot of urban type UK films lately and this one is by far my favorite so far. The Uk ghettos are very similar to Canada where I live. When people think of Canada and the UK they don't seem to think there are any ghettos. Where I live in Toronto, Ontario, we are influenced by the States a bit but much more by the sizable Jamaican presence in the area. The film did a good job at depicting how such small issues can grow into something very big and life changing. Ashley Waters is very talented. His performance was very believable.

So far I've seen "Rolling with the Nines"(Sucked), "Kidulthood"(Very good), "Life & Lyrics"(Not too bad, but kinda corny). Does anyone know of any other good movies of this same type to suggest? Peace

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