The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 5, Episode 15

Bullets Over Bel-Air (6 Feb. 1995)

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Will and Carlton are at the ATM machine and somebody try to kill Carlton for his money but Will takes the bullet for him.



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Episode credited cast:
Vivian Banks (as Daphne Maxwell Reid)
Ashley Banks (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Jackson ...
Viola 'Vy' Smith (as Vernee Watson-Johnson)
Nita Whitaker ...
Nurse Upton


Will and Carlton are at the ATM machine and somebody try to kill Carlton for his money but Will takes the bullet for him.

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An uncredited Stephen Lang played the armed robber. See more »


There are multiple problems with the equipment in Will's hospital room. There is an infusion pump that is not hooked up (or even turned on). When Will goes to sleep, an ECG machine is present but Will is not hooked up to it (it does display a rhythm because the machine is set to a test mode). The next morning when Will wakes up, the machine is now gone. See more »


Will: Give me the gun Carlton. You owe me man I saved your life. Now give me the gun
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References Bullets Over Broadway (1994) See more »

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"I'm all grown up, Dad. Don't tell me any more fairy tales".
2 July 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Yet another priceless episode of "Fresh Prince". Like other episodes portraying certain dark issues ("Just Say Yo" and of course "Papa's Got A Brand New Excuse") "Bullets Over Bel-Air" is another one of those episodes that holds you by your arms and legs and screams 'Pay attention, man!' At an ATM, Will and Carlton get mugged and Will is tragically shot, leaving the family (including Will's mother, Vy) to pray that Will's alright. But Will is alright (it's Will Smith) as 'no bullet can stop me'.

There are lots of defining moments in this episode. The family in the hospital waiting room trying to come to terms with what happened, Will trying to lighten up the mood because this kind of stuff happens all the time, Carlton's opinion on the legal system and what this world is coming to, Carlton disappointed it should've been him instead of Will, that little touching moment between Will and Lisa ...

... and that scene with Will and Carlton that he should've won an Emmy for ... or been nominated at least.

Great compelling scene, as Will discovers Carlton's carrying a gun and knowing he's about to do something very stupid, orders him to give him the gun with tears flowing from his eyes. Carlton hesitantly tosses the gun on his hospital bed and storms out without another word.

Will buries his face in his hands, like he's asking God for help or a miracle...

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