In the final shot of the film, he asks the same of the audience. He was also named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll every year from 1995–1998. With Neal McDonough, Leslie Easterbrook, Christopher Severio, Michael Parks. Brandon Vaughn Burlsworth (September 20, 1976 – April 28, 1999) was an offensive lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 1995 to 1998. He was well known for his thick black glasses and his resemblance to comedian Drew Carey. After he redshirted his first year (1994), he transformed his pudgy 300 lb (140 kg) into a svelte 260 lb (120 kg), and over the next two years, built himself back up to a muscular 300 lb (140 kg) offensive guard. He exhorts Bulworth, who is presumably inside, to not be "a ghost" but "a spirit" which, as he had mentioned earlier, can only happen if you have "a song". Sorry, Bulworth is not yet available on Netflix. With Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro. [2], Burlsworth graduated in 1998 from the University of Arkansas with a B.A in business administration. [13], Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1998,, "Hilarious 'Bulworth' – the truth sets a senator free", "Weekend Box Office; Audiences Still Flocking to 'Impact, "Onset of Woes Casts Pall Over Obama's Policy Aspirations",, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 September 2020, at 18:59. The Harrison Youth Center in Harrison, Arkansas, was renamed the Brandon Burlsworth Youth Center in May 1999. 75.0 After dancing all night in an underground club and smoking marijuana, he even starts rapping in public. This page was last edited on 22 August 2020, at 16:14. Tired of politics, unhappy with his life in general, and planning to commit suicide, Bulworth negotiates a $10 million life insurance policy with his daughter as the beneficiary in exchange for a favorable vote from the insurance industry. John Randle and Aeneas Williams, both members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, participated in an interactive roundtable discussion following the screening. L.D. After saving the group from a racially motivated encounter with a police officer, he finds out they are "soldiers" of L.D., a local drug kingpin to whom Nina's brother owes money. By his sophomore season in 1996, he had earned a scholarship and a starting position at right guard on the offensive line. Bulworth is a 1998 American political satire dark comedy film co-written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Warren Beatty. The production designer was Lucio Seixas and the costume designer was Keri Lee Doris. NetflixReleases is an unofficial site for Netflix fans. The soundtrack was released on April 21, 1998 by Interscope Records. [4], During the 1999 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Burlsworth with the 63rd pick in the third round. After a televised debate during which Bulworth drinks from a flask on air and derides insurance companies and the American healthcare system, he decides to hide at Nina's family's home, located in the South Central Los Angeles ghetto. A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture. The Indianapolis Colts wore his initials, BB, on their helmets for the 1999 season. He joined the team as a walk-on and eventually became an All-American. The press release stated that the change was due to "[o]verwhelming positive response from screening audiences and the desire of a national theater chain to show it in more locations". Bulworth's fate is left ambiguous. 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Burlsworth was selected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, and the University of Arkansas Letterman's Association Hall of Honor in 2004. Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix. [32] However, on January 21, 2016, Hammond Entertainment, LLC announced that the release of Greater would be moved to Summer 2016. [12], He was buried on May 2, 1999, in Gass Cemetery in Omaha, Arkansas. The campers learn football skills but more importantly, they are taught throughout the day about character, attitude, morals, priorities and the desire to do it "The Burls Way".[22]. [8], In 2013, Bleacher Report named Burlsworth the #1 Greatest Walk-On of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Era. He was Arkansas' first All-American player since 1993, and their first player selected to a 1st team squad since 1989. Brandon's jersey #77 is retired at the University of Arkansas. He is pursued by the paparazzi, his insurance company, his campaign managers and an increasingly adoring public, all the while fearful of his impending assassination. Filming began on Monday, May 6, 2013, in Fayetteville, Little Rock and Farmington, Arkansas, with a six-week production shoot. He bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times, weighed 308 pounds and measured a slight notch below 6-4. Every high school football coach in Arkansas has the opportunity to nominate one player from the team. His locker is enclosed in a glass case in the Razorback locker room. Burlsworth's efforts earned him 1st team All-SEC honors in 1997 and 1998, and he was selected for the 1998 College Football All-America Team. Shortly after his death, Burlsworth's jersey number, 77, was permanently retired in a ceremony at Arkansas' first home game of the 1999 season. Since 2000, the Foundation has bought 30 tickets to each Arkansas Razorbacks home football game. The children are given an official "Burls Kid" T-shirt and replica glasses similar to what Brandon wore on the field. The Los Angeles Times commented that Bulworth did "extremely well" on a limited release. 20th Century Fox executive Joe Roth approved of the pitch and a budget of $30 million before Beatty got to work on the point of view in politics that would take center stage for the film, with Beatty taking input from writers such as Jeremy Pikser, James Toback and Aaron Sorkin (who reportedly did a re-write on the script). Bulworth and Nina embrace and begin to kiss as people cheer. David Hunt, who also helped Brian write the screenplay, directed the movie and Gabe Mayhan was director of photography. Netflix rating: [citation needed], The Brandon Burlsworth Championship Award is presented at the Arkansas state football championships games to one player from each team for conduct above and beyond expectations. Directed by Warren Beatty. The children are a big part to the foundation. [28] The book was praised for its authentic, inspirational portrayal of Brandon's story. [30] The casting director was Stephanie Holbrook, C.S.A. 3.1 The book contains a foreword by former University of Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles, and it was the inspiration for a movie (see below).