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Bullet (1996)

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 »

Director:

Julien Temple

Writers:

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 ... Paddy
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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Jermaine "Huggy Bear" Hopkins co-stars in the movie as the character "Pudgy." Pudgy is Tank's (Tupac Shakur) sidekick and henchman. Hopkins and Shakur both co-starred in the cult hood classic film "Juice" where they played best friends trying to survive on the mean streets of Harlem. Juice was Shakur's first starring role. 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

Lester: Are we gonna rob 'em or we gonna fuck 'em?
Butch: What difference does it make?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release contains the R-Rated and Unrated versions of the film. The Unrated version contains a few extra minutes of violence and gore. See more »


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I Like To Move It
Performed by Reel to Reel
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So dark, so sad, so underrated, so REAL
17 April 2003 | by pattyjonesSee all my reviews

This is not Mickey Rourke's best work (that title goes to "Barfly"), but it's close. It's a pity that the grittiness of this film made it unacceptable to so many, but for those of us who have known people stuck in the quicksand of inner-city life despite their best instincts (and loved them in spite of their mistakes), "Bullet" rings so sadly true. Rourke, Adrien Brody, and particularly Ted Levine elevate a depressing little gangland story to the level of an epic commentary on the degredation of life at the end of the 20th century. This one is not for the weak stomach, but it IS for the social crusader.


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