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Bushwick (2017)

TV-MA | | Action, Adventure | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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When a Texas military force invades their Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy and war veteran Stupe must depend on each other to survive.

Writers:

Cary Murnion (story by), Jonathan Milott (story by) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Bautista ... Stupe
Brittany Snow ... Lucy
Angelic Zambrana ... Belinda
Jeremie Harris ... JP
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Ma
Alex Breaux ... Lt. Brewer
Arturo Castro ... Jose
Quincy Chad ... Heathcliff
Christian Navarro ... Eduardo
Manny Alfaro ... Mr. Argo
Todd Ryan Jones ... Lt. Quaid
Pedro Hollywood ... Bushwick Rebel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barthelemy Atsin ... Joe
Bill Blechingberg Bill Blechingberg ... Father John
José Báez ... Resistance fighter
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Storyline

BUSHWICK tells the story of twenty-year- old Lucy (Snow) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy's grandmother.

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Taglines:

The New Civil War Has Begun

Genres:

Action | Adventure

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bushwick See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Stupe and Lucy visit her sister, the film playing on the TV in the background is an early short film by the directors. See more »

Goofs

If Lucy is a second year graduate student, she would be 23 at a minimum, not 20 years old. See more »

Connections

References Cruis'n Exotica (1999) See more »

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Symphony #9: Second movement
(uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
(heard in James' mother's apartment)
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Fun one-shot mayhem
26 August 2017 | by brshillSee all my reviews

Like others, I heard about the film because Aesop Rock posted on Facebook saying he was doing the score. So I wasn't expecting much beyond a cool soundtrack...

From the first scene, it's apparent that winning an Oscar isn't the top priority. The dialogue isn't fluent and the acting is stunted, and we're thrown in with the action almost right away: streets are burning, we don't know why, let's get the hell out of here. The top priority, it seems, is creating a video game-like war-torn corner of NYC through which the protagonists must try and survive. And it does this well.

It only took a few minutes for me to start honestly enjoying it. The main driving force is the perspective: a single hand-held camera doing long continuous takes, so the whole movie, having been edited to cut different takes seamlessly together, runs like an entire 90 minute one-shot. It makes you feel as if you're there with them, experiencing the action unfold, no tea break, and the ridiculous plot and forced acting combine to make it feel like you've stepped directly into a '90s B-movie or a shoot'em up arcade game set in Brooklyn. It's really pretty cool, and almost makes me think that the silly plot and acting were intentional. Maybe, maybe not.

If you're looking for a political thriller, a thinking man's action movie, cool martial arts/fight scenes, or any amount of emotional realism, look elsewhere. But if you're happy with a mindless yet oddly engrossing bang bang movie, this might be fun.


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