Synopsis: Senator Jay Bulworth is facing speculation-induced financial ruin, so he puts out a contract on his own life in order to collect a large, new insurance policy for his family. Living each moment on borrowed time, he suddenly begins spouting raw, unfiltered--and sometimes offensive in word but satirical in spirit -- thoughts to shocked audiences and handlers in the speech of hip-hop music and culture. His newfound uninhibitedness and new relationship with Nina carry him on a journey of political and spiritual renewal.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Warren Beatty
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

The leaves are...

doing whatever leaves do.

Did you eat anything?

It's Friday.

That pizza's from Wednesday.


Fenner call?

He said you sold pork bellies

short, and now they're up again.

I mean, is that a disaster?

Davers, do I look like

a disaster to you?

Good morning.

The poll's

worse than we thought.

We're down by four points...

but the new spots

are playing absolutely huge...

and we'll get 900 grand

from the Sunday brunch.

You might be asked about that

insurance bill in five minutes.

Which insurance bill?


regulates insurance companies.

Makes them sell it

to poor people.

That's a good bill.

Not for insurance companies.

What, are we working

for the insurance companies?

We do today, or Tuesday,

we don't work for anybody.

We're trying to get

50 grand a table.

Should we talk on the way?

Senator, Missy Berliner,

Los Angeles Times.


Senator, your challenger

in next Tuesday's primary...

said you were, quote,

"an old liberal wine...

"trying to pour himself

into a new conservative bottle. "

We stand at the doorstep

of a new millennium.

- That kind of mistake can hurt.

- What mistake?

The both sides remark.

Hello, Constance.

I don't know

why your people would think...

I have nothing better to do

than wait around.

I have no objection

to doing my part...

but the least you can do

is to get your staff...

to show some respect

for my time.


What about both sides?

It was Bob Sheer, right?

Weren't we supposed to go with

"We'll get back to you, Bob? "

"Both sides" implies the other

side is worth considering.

- Where's Becky?

- She doesn't want a photo op.

She's 17. She wants

to be with her friends.

Is she mad at me?

She's not mad. She's 17.

Just send her money.

She'll be fine.

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Warren Beatty

Henry Warren Beatty (né Beaty; born March 30, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for fourteen Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay – winning Best Director for Reds (1981). Aside from Orson Welles for Citizen Kane, Beatty is the only person to have been nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film, and he did so twice: first for Heaven Can Wait (with Buck Henry as co-director), and again with Reds. Eight of the films he has produced have earned 53 Academy nominations, and in 1999, he was awarded the Academy's highest honor, the Irving G. Thalberg Award. Beatty has been nominated for eighteen Golden Globe Awards, winning six, including the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, which he was honored with in 2007. Among his Golden Globe-nominated films are Splendor in the Grass (1961), his screen debut, and Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Shampoo (1975), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Reds (1981), Dick Tracy (1990), Bugsy (1991), Bulworth (1998) and Rules Don't Apply (2016), all of which he also produced. Director and collaborator Arthur Penn described Beatty as "the perfect producer", adding, "He makes everyone demand the best of themselves. Warren stays with a picture through editing, mixing and scoring. He plain works harder than anyone else I have ever seen." more…

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