Credits: Directed by Warren Beatty and starring Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Christine Baranski, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro, Sean Astin, Kirk Baltz, Ernie Lee Banks, Amiri Baraka, Adilah Barnes and Graham Beckel.
Details: (MA15+), 108 mins, United States, English
Synopsis: In the midst of a nervous breakdown in the days leading up to the primary election campaign of 1996, Senator Jay Bulworth (Warren Beatty) hires a hit man, Vinnie (Richard Sarafian), to assassinate him during the final campaign weekend – after making a deal with a corrupt lobbyist Crockett (Paul Sorvino) for $10 million life insurance to benefit his daughter. But Bulworth’s newly found freedom to speak honestly - and a meeting with Nina (Halle Berry), a beautiful, intelligent African-American woman raised by 60s activists, give him new enthusiasm to live. How then, can he stop the ‘hit’ he has put on himself…
The Clinton era has spawned a trio of trenchant film satires, but Bulworth is by far the best.
Senator Jay Bullington Bulworth, a Californian Democrat up for re-election, believes, so he says, in the old fashioned values; honesty, decency, fidelity. He opposes affirmative action and he`s very much against handouts. That`s his official line. But Bulworth is sick and tired of politics, of the same old lies, the same old bromides. He`s decided to end it all - and so now he`s free to tell the truth.
Warren Beatty has always been politically left of centre. Even when he was a superstar, in the 60s and 70s, he chose his projects with care and no-one but him could have made, at great cost, Reds, the biography of America`s most famous Communist. The Clinton era has spawned a trio of trenchant film satires (Primary Colors, Wag The Dog), but Bulworth is by far the best of them.
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