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Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back ... See full summary »

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Julien Temple

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Mickey Rourke (as 'Sir' Eddie Cook), Bruce Rubenstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Butch 'Bullet' Stein
Frank Senger ... Prison Guard
Adrien Brody ... Ruby Stein
John Enos III ... Lester
Fatmir Haskaj Fatmir Haskaj ... Punk #1 - Jamie
Joe Dain ... Punk #2 - Brian (as Joseph Dain)
Manny Perez ... Flaco
Shirley Scott Shirley Scott ... Heavy Woman
Heather Laszlo Heather Laszlo ... Dog-Walking Girl
Jerry Grayson ... Sol Stein
Suzanne Shepherd ... Cookie Stein
Ted Levine ... Louis Stein
Matthew Powers Matthew Powers ... Paddy
Jerry Dean Jerry Dean ... Fingers
Tupac Shakur ... Tank
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Storyline

Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back into his old habit of snorting coke and shooting up heroin with his best friend Lester. Enraged by Butch's affront and already determined to get revenge on him for a past wrong, Tank sets about getting even with his old enemy by hiring a hulking brute, Gates, to beat Butch. When the confrontation occurs, however, Gates breaks his hand on the battle-hardened Butch. Besides Lester, the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby, neither of whom can be counted on to help him in the inevitable showdown. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

You only get one shot at revenge

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullet - Auge um Auge See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although they played antagonists, Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur became close friends during filming. During production, Shakur advised Rourke when he was having a difficult time in his marriage. See more »

Goofs

When Lester picks up Bullet in the pink cadillac as Lester pulls away the crew is visible in the hubcap. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Louis: Payback's a motherfucker.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Perverted Monk's Theme
Performed by Kendrick Davis (as Jeru the Damaja)
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Nothing is Better than this Movie
6 September 2002 | by tarablakelySee all my reviews

This is the absolute best movie ever. I have never been able to find a movie with more priceless quotes in it that this--unfortunately I can't mention most of them--but here's a few--"Ma where's my teef" "Alright Stanley up against the car" "Shut the **** up Oprah" "Git yer mama's titty out your mouf." "It's dead it just don't work" Ted Levine should have been given 100 Academy Awards for his brilliant portrayal of Louis Stein. My friend Billy hasn't even seen it and he thinks its great and uses these quotes all the time. No other movie in my life has given me such amusement and I haven't even seen it in like 3 years--but there is no need I think we have memorized the entire script. If you have an extremely sick sense of humor then this is the movie for you.


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