Bulworth


2h 10m 1998

Brief Synopsis

In the waning days of the California primary election of 1996, Bill Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination and Bob Dole is in place to run against him. Incumbent US Senator Jay Bulworth, while still holding off a challenger, suffers a nervous breakdown and decides to commit suicide by hiring

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

In the waning days of the California primary election of 1996, Bill Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination and Bob Dole is in place to run against him. Incumbent US Senator Jay Bulworth, while still holding off a challenger, suffers a nervous breakdown and decides to commit suicide by hiring a hitman to assassinate him during the final campaign weekend. But Bulworth's self-planned death yields two unexpected dividends: the freedom to speak honestly and a meeting with Nina, a beautiful African-American woman who has been raised by '60's activists. With new enthusiasm to live, Bulworth must now stop the "hit" he has put out on himself.

Cast

Amiri Baraka

James Hill

Armelia Mcqueen

Mike Higelmire

Lead Person

Brooke Skulski

Halle Berry

Juli Mortz

Jann T Carl

Herself

Adrian Ricard

Life Garland

Adilah Barnes

Leon Curtis Frierson

Shawna Nagler

Michelle Morgan

Isaiah Washington

Lou Myers

Michael Milhoan

Terry Cooley

Sean Astin

Tony Tomas Randle

Deborah Moore

Barry Shabaka Henley

Christopher Curry

Arthur Reggie

Kenneth Randle

Jonathan Roger Neal

Deborah Lacey

George Furth

Dave Allen Clark

Himself

Michael Kaufman

Jack Warden

Debra Monk

Jamal Mixon

Sarah Silverman

Ernie Lee Banks

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Sumiko Telljohn

Lee Weaver

Jermaine Williams

Brandon N Bowlin

Laurie Metcalf

Warren Beatty

Kenn Whitaker

J. Kenneth Campbell

Larry King

Himself

Sam Shamshak

Jerry Dunphy

Himself

Kene Holliday

Vinny Argiro

Helen Martin

Kimberly Deauna Adams

James Keane

Roberto Soto

Quinn Sullivan

Robin Gammell

John Witherspoon

Christine Baranski

Joshua Malina

Myra J

Sheryl Underwood

Jedda Jones

Stanley Desantis

Randee Heller

Robert Scheer

Dartanyan Edmonds

Scott Mosenson

Patrick Morgan

Bee-be Smith

Jerod Mixon

Mimi Lieber

Paul Sorvino

Jim Haynie

Florence Stanley

Ava Rivera

Kerry Catanese

Ron Ostrow

Elizabeth Lindsey

Paul Motley

John A Scott

Lead Person

Larry Mark

Kevin Cooney

Don Cheadle

Mario Jackson

Ariyan Johnson

Mongo Brownlee

Oliver Platt

Edward J Etherson

Chris Mulkey

James Pickens Jr.

Joann D Thomas

Andrew Warne

Jackie Gayle

Michael Clarke Duncan

Nora Dunn

Graham Beckel

Gary H Walton

Richard C. Sarafian

Tom Kelly

Wendell Pierce

Terri Hoyos

Kirk Baltz

V.j. Foster

Norman Parker

Xiomara Cuevas Galindo

Brian Hooks

Scott Michael Campbell

Robin Thomas

Crew

William Adams

Song

Damiano Antinori

Rerecording Assistant

Giorgio Armani

Special Thanks To

Eddie B

Song

Bob Badami

Music

Bob Badami

Music Editor

Gerald Baillergeau

Song

Sidney R. Baldwin

Photography

George Bamber

Assistant Director

Daniel W. Barringer

Stunt Coordinator

Zelda Barron

Production Consultant

Clay Bartholomew

Transportation Captain

Major Rodney Bashford

Music Conductor

Warren Beatty

From Story

Warren Beatty

Story By

Warren Beatty

Screenplay

Warren Beatty

Producer

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andrew Bernstein

Assistant Director

John Blake

Makeup Artist

James Bolt

Rerecording

Jamie Boscardin-martin

Production Supervisor

Rebecca Bowler

Medic

Melvin Bradford

Song

Joseph Brennan

Boom Operator

Tristan Brighty

Assistant Editor

T Brockert

Song

Foxy Brown

Song Performer

Garrett Brown

Steadicam Operator

Jonathan Brown

Steadicam Operator

Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer

Jay Bulworth

Song

Jay Bulworth

Song Performer

Jay Bulworth

Theme Lyrics

Gail Clark Burch

Adr Supervisor

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Mary Burton

Makeup

Jerry Butler

Song

William E Butler

Song

Rocky Buzzini

Electrician

Fabio Cafolla

Lighting Technician

Luther Campbell

Song

Milena Canonero

Costume Designer

Frank Capra

Assistant Director

Frank Capra

Coproducer

Paul Carden

Sound Editor

Jann T Carl

Other

Sue Ann Cartwell

Song Performer

John C Casey

Costume Supervisor

Eduardo Castro

Costume Designer

Thomas Causey

Sound Mixer

Dave Allen Clark

Other

William Clevenger

Assistant Camera Operator

George Clinton Jr.

Song

Kim Coleman

Casting Associate

Elisa Ann Conant

Location Manager

Grace Cook

Song

L.l. Cool J

Song Performer

L.l. Cool J

Song

James M. Cox

Best Boy

Maureen Crutchfield

Post-Production Accountant

A Cruz

Song

Andy D'addario

Rerecording

A Davidson

Song

Michael Davison

Assistant

Edda Dell'orso

Song Performer

Enrico Demelis

Other

Dino Dimuro

Sound Effects Editor

Lauren Shuler Donner

Executive Producer

Lamont Dozier

Song

David Dunbar

Electrician

Jerry Dunphy

Other

Jerry Duplessis

Song

Bernard Edwards

Song

John Emory

Grip

Shannon Erbe

Music

Ellen Evans

Script Supervisor

Kristina Findley

Production Assistant

Jordanna Fineberg

Wardrobe

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant

Patrick J. Foley

Foley Editor

Rugy Ford

Hair Stylist

Gerard Forrest

Props

L Freese

Song

Louis Freese

Song

Gary G-wiz

Song Performer

Gary G-wiz

Song

Gary Gagliardo

Other

T Gaither

Song

Carlos M Gallardo

Grip

Hank Garfield

Sound Mixer

Mary Garrett

Assistant

Hank Giardina

Other

Barry Gibb

Song

Maurice Gibb

Song

Robin Gibb

Song

Wiliam W. Gideon

Other

Carmine Goglia

Other

Debra Goldfield

Assistant Editor

J Gonzalez

Song

Mark S Gordon

Dialogue Editor

Robert Gordon

Production Accountant

Laura Graham

Adr Editor

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Lynda Gurasich

Hair Stylist

Jack Hall

Stand-In

H Hancock

Song

Bill Hansard

Other

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Terrell Harris

Song

Rick Hart

Rerecording

Sean Haworth

Assistant Art Director

Joseph Haydn

Song

Chris Haynes

Song

Chris Haynes

Song Performer

L Hayward

Song

Felicia Herron

Hair Stylist

Phil Hess

Sound Effects Editor

Ellen Heuer

Foley Artist

Darryl Hill

Song

B Holland

Song

E Holland Jr.

Song

Peter A Hollocker

Production Assistant

Spike Allison Hooper

Adr

G Hutchinson

Song

Gary Hymes

Stunt Coordinator

P Jackson

Song

Craig Jaeger

Foley Editor

Lisa Jaime

Music

David James

Photography

W Jean

Song

Wyclef Jean

Song

A Johnson

Song

Corey J Johnson

Song

Erin Johnson

Song

Russell Jones

Song Performer

Nasir Jones

Song Performer

Nasir Jones

Song

R Jones

Song

Robert C. Jones

Editor

William Jones

Production Assistant

Randy Kelley

Sound Effects Editor

Darren Kimmet

Production Assistant

Gerald A King

Key Rigging Grip

Larry King

Other

Marrico King

Song

Richard Kite

Other

Lou Kleinman

Sound Effects Editor

Stacy Layne Kramer

Accountant

Rande Laiderman

Caterer

Kevin J. Lang

Electrician

Bridgette Lester

Production Coordinator

Ralph Leverston

Song

Lou Levinson

Color

Al Lewis

Assistant Production Coordinator

Alicia Lewis

Dga Trainee

L Lewis

Song

Karl Linde

Assistant Camera Operator

Lori A. Lopes

Accounting Assistant

Kimberlee Lucas

Post-Production Accountant

Leonard Mackenzie

Song

Douglas T Madison

Property Master

Douglas T Madison

Assistant Property Master

Method Man

Song Performer

John H Maninger

Electrician

I Marchand

Song

Georges Marciano

Special Thanks To

Larry Markart

Video Playback

Art Martin

Assistant Camera Operator

Wonoosas Martin

Song

Dylan K Massin

Production Assistant

Jeanne Mccarthy

Casting

Robert Mcdowell

Song

J Mcgowan

Song

A Mcgrier

Song

Kerry Lyn Mckissick

Script Supervisor

John Mclaughlin

Special Thanks To

M Mcqueen

Song

Victor Merritt

Song

P Michel

Song

Pras Michel

Music

Beth Miller

Medic

C Miller

Song

Emily Miller

Caterer

Helen Monaghan

Costumes

Garth Montgomery

Song

John Moore

Foreman

Michael J. Moore

Assistant Director

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Andrea Morricone

Music

Ennio Morricone

Music

Ennio Morricone

Music Conductor

L Muggerud

Song

Lawrence Muggerud

Song

Richard Muldonado

Electrician

Gary Mundheim

Sound Effects Editor

Todd Murata

Assistant Director

Youssou N'dour

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Award Nominations

Best Original Screenplay

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Screenplay (Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Warren Beatty and Jeremy Pikser) from the Writers Guild of America.

Expanded Release in United States May 22, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1999

Released in United States Spring May 15, 1998

Re-released in United States December 4, 1998

Shown at London Film Festival (Closing Night) November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Began shooting fall 1996.

Completed shooting spring 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1999

Released in United States Spring May 15, 1998

Expanded Release in United States May 22, 1998

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival (Closing Night) November 5-19, 1998.)

Re-released in United States December 4, 1998 (one week Oscar qualifying run; New York and Los Angeles)