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Bulworth (1998)

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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Director:

Warren Beatty

Writers:

Warren Beatty (story), Warren Beatty (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Deauna Adams Kimberly Deauna Adams ... Denisha
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... Debate Director
Sean Astin ... Gary
Kirk Baltz ... Debate Producer
Ernie Lee Banks ... Leroy (as Ernie Banks)
Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka ... Rastaman
Christine Baranski ... Constance Bulworth
Adilah Barnes ... Mrs. Brown
Warren Beatty ... Jay Bulworth
Graham Beckel ... Man with Dark Glasses
Halle Berry ... Nina
Brandon N. Bowlin Brandon N. Bowlin ... Bouncer #2
Mongo Brownlee Mongo Brownlee ... Henchman #3
Thomas Jefferson Byrd ... Uncle Rafeeq
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Anthony
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Storyline

Senator Jay Bulworth is facing speculation-induced financial ruin, so he puts out a contract on his own life in order to collect a large, new insurance policy for his family. Living each moment on borrowed time, he suddenly begins spouting raw, unfiltered--and sometimes offensive in word but satirical in spirit -- thoughts to shocked audiences and handlers in the speech of hip-hop music and culture. His newfound uninhibitedness and new relationship with Nina carry him on a journey of political and spiritual renewal. Written by Stuart Hoffman

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Brace yourself. This politician is about to tell the truth! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tribulations See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,816, 17 May 1998

Gross USA:

$26,528,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,202,884
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Around ten years earlier, actress 'Nora Dunn' and actor Oliver Platt had both appeared in Working Girl (1988). See more »

Goofs

Crewmember visible twice when Bulworth is dancing with Nina in the nightclub. See more »

Quotes

[after watching Bulworth lose it on TV]
Mimi: Now - would we be eligible for an Emmy, or a Peabody?
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Crazy Credits

For the song "Bulworth Breakdown", the title character Jay Bulworth is credited as a writer and performer. See more »

Connections

References Network (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Ghetto Supastar
Written by Pras Michel (as P. Michel), Wyclef Jean (as W. Jean), Ol' Dirty Bastard (as R. Jones),
Barry Gibb (as B. Gibb), Maurice Gibb (as M. Gibb), Robin Gibb (as R. Gibb)
Performed by Pras Michel (as Pras Michel) featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & introducing Mya (as MYA)
Produced by Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel (as Pras Michel), Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis (as Jerry Duplessis) & Che
Contains an interpolation of "Islands in the Stream" (Barry Gibb (as B. Gibb),
Maurice Gibb (as M. Gibb), Robin Gibb (as R. Gibb))
Pras appears courtesy of Refugee Camp Entertainment/RuffHouse/Columbia Records
Ol' Dirty Bastard appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
MYA appears courtesy of University Music Entertainment/Interscope
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Conservatives Stay Away!
9 June 2018 | by jwn-57737See all my reviews

This film is about awakening, speaking truth to power, levelling with people and racial equality. Conservatives would hate it. And they do. For the rest of humanity, itis amazing, it is powerful and it is genuinely a riot of laughter.


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