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Bullet (1996)

Paroled after 8 years in prison, Bullet's picked up by his brother and a friend. Bullet assaults a drug dealer and two customers. Things escalate.


Julien Temple


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




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


A Jewish junkie is paroled after 8 years in prison, and once back on the street, rips off a drug dealer whom he already had a grudge against. The drug dealer hires an enforcer to retaliate, and things quickly escalate out of control. With only two friends to back him up, the junkie prepares for the inevitable showdown. Written by monkeysgalore

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You only get one shot at revenge


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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Did You Know?


Filmed in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. See more »


When Bullet is confronted in the bathroom you can see a microphone hovering in the bottom right corner, to the left of Bullet's legs. (1:17:42) See more »


Ruby Stein: Picasso said that art is the ultimate perpetration of fraud. What he really meant was this is all bullshit. See, a piece of paper or the canvas and the paint, it all costs a few bucks. The finished product goes for a million dollars!
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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 »


References G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983) See more »


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User Reviews

SUCH a sick movie
4 May 2009 | by bouterbridgeSee all my reviews

since i watched the wrestler i've been on a kick of renting mickey rourke movies and aside from the wrestler i'd say this is his best performance i've seen so far. he was just so good in this movie. he shows so much emotion and still pulls off the whole tuff guy bad ass thing. mickey rourke is effing cool man.

the guy who plays bullet's older brother also really stands out to me. he definitely had crazy, paranoid war vet down.

and bullet's best friend was funny as hell. what a joke.

i heard mixed reviews about this movie so i decided to go in without expecting much and i was pleasantly surprised. i really enjoyed it.

it's not a feel good movie. it has lots of funny bits (for those of us with a sick sense of humor) but at the same time it is quite serious and i think people can learn from it. it may sound cool to be hard and tuff but watch this movie. i think the main intention of the movie was to show kids what street life can do to people (which of course had been done before in other films but its still good).

anyway... they say that this one of mickey rourke's few good moments in that point of his acting career and i would definitely encourage people to check it out.

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Release Date:

31 May 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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