Cinema: A Terminal Case Of Telling The Truth

In Bulworth, Warren Beatty plays a pol afflicted with leveling with everyone

We stand at the doorstep of a new millennium," intones Senator J. Billington Bulworth. Sound a little like that Bridge to the 21st Century? Yes, but unlike President Clinton, Bulworth throws out this bromide in favor of brutal candor.

He tells a gathering at a Beverly Hills hotel that they're spoiled by cheap labor, cheap oil and cheap sex. He tells black churchgoers to go easy on the malt liquor and give up on the "running back who stabbed his wife." He shocks a group of cosseted movie moguls by calling their product schlock.

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