Bulworth

Bulworth

Cast: Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Oliver Platt

     
 

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A loose-cannon senator (Warren Beatty) breaks all the rules of politics and unexpectedly gains massive popularity after taking out a handsome insurance policy and putting a hit on his own head in this outrageous comedy from CBS/Fox Home Video. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and featuring closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround soundtracks, this release

Overview

A loose-cannon senator (Warren Beatty) breaks all the rules of politics and unexpectedly gains massive popularity after taking out a handsome insurance policy and putting a hit on his own head in this outrageous comedy from CBS/Fox Home Video. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and featuring closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround soundtracks, this release also offers optional English and Spanish subtitles. Aside from a theatrical trailer, extra features are limited to the standard chapter selection and interactive menus.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
As co-producer, co-writer, director and star, Warren Beatty puts his political and comedic cards on the table in his pungent satire of the 1990s political system in Bulworth. As a corrupt California senator rejuvenated by telling it like it is, love for enigmatic Halle Berry, and immersion in African American pop culture, Beatty pokes fun at his own image as an aging rebel-turned-Establishment figure while critiquing the state of American politics in the Bill Clinton era. Inspired by Amiri Baraka's metaphorical griot, Bulworth's shift to expounding the truth in rap becomes a spectacle of deeply serious comedy as he takes aim at the corporate control of politics, and race/class divisions. Oliver Platt's frantic spin doctor, Laurie Metcalf's C-SPAN reporter, Don Cheadle's reformed drug baron, Paul Sorvino's insurance executive, and Christine Baranski's jaded political wife further underline the humorously pointed message about political and media hypocrisy. A rare Hollywood film in its overtly confrontational stance, Bulworth provoked debate over racial stereotyping and ideological intent, but critics, black and white, were also impressed by Beatty's boldness as well as the excellent performances, polished production and sharp wit. As co-writer with Jeremy Pikser, Beatty earned his 14th Oscar nomination for Bulworth's screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/1999
UPC:
0086162103988
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
30,953

Special Features

Widescreen format [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Languages: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby surround; Subtitles: English; Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warren Beatty Jay Bulworth
Halle Berry Nina
Don Cheadle L.D.
Oliver Platt Dennis Murphy
Paul Sorvino Graham Crockett
Jack Warden Eddie Davers
Isaiah Washington Darnell
Joshua Malina Bill Feldman
Christine Baranski Constance Bulworth
Richard Sarafian Vinnie
Amiri Baraka Rastaman
Sean Astin Gary
Laurie Metcalf Mimi
Wendell Pierce Fred
Michele Morgan Cheryl
Ariyan Johnson Tanya
Graham Beckel Man with Dark Glasses
Nora Dunn Missy Berliner
Jackie Gayle Macavoy
Helen Martin Nina's Mother
George Furth Actor

Technical Credits
Warren Beatty Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Pieter Jan Brugge Producer
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Capra Asst. Director,Co-producer
Thomas D. Causey Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Jones Editor
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
WIlliam F. O'Brien Art Director
Jeremy Pikser Screenwriter
Lauren Shuler Donner Executive Producer
Rick Simpson Set Decoration/Design
Vittorio Storaro Cinematographer
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Victoria Thomas Casting,Co-producer
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
Billy Weber Editor

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Fox opening logo [:24]
2. Californians for Bulworth [4:08]
3. Playing ball [3:23]
4. The weekend research project [2:14]
5. A four alarm speech [4:25]
6. Bulworth in Beverly Hills [:28]
7. After hours [5:13]
8. The real rap [1:52]
9. Second thoughts [3:34]
10. Looking for Davers/A change of plans [3:03]
11. The great debate [5:22]
12. Running scared [1:47]
13. Bulworth in the hood [5:23]
14. LD's office [3:08]
15. Obscenities [2:08]
16. Shoot him! [1:57]
17. Nina comes clean [4:23]
18. Where is Bulworth? [1:18]
19. You go to be a spirit [7:25]
20. End credits [3:30]

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