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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 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 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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Taglines:

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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Details

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 Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mickey Rourke, who co-wrote the script, also was a music supervisor on the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cookie Stein: Tomorrow's another day.
Sol Stein: That's what l'm dreading.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Revival
Performed by Martine Girault
Written by Ray Hayden (uncredited)
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A very underrated hood classic!
18 May 2005 | by josh-hallSee all my reviews

I saw Bullet about a year ago after really getting into Mickey Rourke films and i have to say i really liked it a lot. I can see why some critics flushed it, yet not all of them the film is very different from Rourke's usual work and nothing like other ghetto greats like 'Boyz n the hood' and 'Above the rim'the film has a kind of quirky way about it especially since it's story centres around a Brooklyn born Jewish junkie(instead of African-American)and his rivalry with drug dealer Tank (a small yet great cameo from Tupac Shakur)and also his social problems with friends Lester (who he thinks might be gay) and his two brothers Ruby (Adrien Brody)a painter who is looking for a way to get out of the whole street life and Louis (amazingly played by Ted Levine) who is a freaked out ex-soldier who still thinks the war rages on. So the story is very different,but in a good way i think. The acting is superb and directing from Brit Julien Temple is great. 9/10.


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