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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 »

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Ricky
Luke Fraser ...
Curtis
Leon Black ...
Wisdom
Clare Perkins ...
Beverley (as Claire Perkins)
Sharea Samuels ...
Shea (as Sharea-mounira Samuels)
Curtis Walker ...
Leon
Rio Tison ...
Rio
Clark Lawson ...
Godfrey
Jadiel Vitalis ...
Meadow
Sylvester Williams ...
Neville
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Natalie (as Jamie Winstone)
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School Teacher
Chris Callendar ...
Ricky's Solicitor
Husseyn Clus ...
Turkish Van Driver
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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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Pray... They may be your last words... See more »

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

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Bullet Boy - Sem Perdão  »

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£140,332 (United Kingdom), 10 April 2005, Limited Release
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Half of the main casts were not professional actors. They were recruited from the streets of London. See more »

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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 »

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Drawing Board
Performed by Terri Walker
Written by Louise Francis and James Yards
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to say bad is to do bad an injustice
11 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film was painful to sit through. Went to the screening at the London film festival and couldn't believe the stereo typical representations with dialogue so bad (it made me cringe) I couldn't understand how the film council can spend tax payers money on something so pointless.

I went with two black friends of mine to see the film. For a film that's supposed to be of serious nature they laughed all the way through it as if it was a comedy. I assumed I wasn't getting the jokes but later found out they were laughing at it rather than with it.

It was obvious that the executives at film council have none or very little knowledge about the black community in London. I've worked with many black children/ youth and I couldn't recognise many of the characters that appeared on the film.

I wasn't surprised to find out that the producers of this very awful film are actually executives at the film council. NO WONDER. This isn't a film I recommend even when it's on TV.


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