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Bullet Boy (2004)

R | | Drama | 8 April 2005 (UK)
In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and ... See full summary »


Saul Dibb
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Walters ... Ricky
Luke Fraser Luke Fraser ... Curtis
Leon Black Leon Black ... Wisdom
Clare Perkins Clare Perkins ... Beverley (as Claire Perkins)
Sharea Samuels Sharea Samuels ... Shea (as Sharea-mounira Samuels)
Curtis Walker Curtis Walker ... Leon
Rio Tison Rio Tison ... Rio
Clark Lawson Clark Lawson ... Godfrey
Jadiel Vitalis Jadiel Vitalis ... Meadow
Sylvester Williams Sylvester Williams ... Neville
Jaime Winstone ... Natalie (as Jamie Winstone)
Louise Delamere ... Probation Officer
Des Hamilton ... School Teacher
Chris Callendar Chris Callendar ... Ricky's Solicitor
Husseyn Clus Husseyn Clus ... Turkish Van Driver


In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and authentic drama that takes an unflinching look at two troubled, street-smart boys. Fresh out of jail, 18-year-old Ricky (Ashley Walters, Get Rich or Die Tryin') and his 12-year-old brother, Curtis, struggle to walk the straight and narrow when a minor street clash escalates into an all-out neighborhood war. For Ricky and Curtis, friendships, family and loyalty will be tested to the extreme in a world where guns are a fact of everyday life and boys try to be men before they're even teenagers. Music by Massive Attack. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The title of the film is inspired by a headline in the Hackney Gazette. See more »


When Rio and Leon are playing hide and seek, the boom microphone is visible in the lower left corner screen for a second. See more »


Drawing Board
Performed by Terri Walker
Written by Louise Francis and James Yards
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Going straight, innit?
26 April 2006 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Bullet Boy' is an understated drama about an ex-convict trying to go straight in London's black community. The piece is nicely assembled and acted, and makes good visual use of its Hackney setting, but there's nothing in the story which is ultimately surprising. I also have one quibble: the film features a fair amount of gun usage, but we don't see any underlying criminal activity, which is (I think) usually the root cause of shootings. On the other hand, one strength is that the world of the characters is not depicted as a squalid ghetto, but rather as a place in which one can imagine real people living in. Overall, this is not a bad film; but it is a little bland.

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Release Date:

8 April 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullet Boy - Sem Perdão See more »

Filming Locations:

Hackney, London, England, UK


Box Office


GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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