Love and a Bullet
- 1 hr 25 min
Directed by Kantz and Ben Ramsey (The Big Hit), Love and a Bullet tells the story of Malik Bishop (Anthony “Treach” Criss), a hit man, who takes a job for his boss that he can’t seem to get out of his head. Malik’s boss assigns him to watch and then kill his girlfriend, Cynda (Kent King). As Malik sets about his usual routine for killing a target, he suddenly realizes that this one is different. Knowing Cynda is innocent, he begins to reflect on what he’s doing and why he has chosen the paths he has taken in life. The movie begins with the order for Malik to kill Cynda, and then centers completely around the decision of whether or not to go through with it. Malik stalks her, he works out when she works out, sleeps when she sleeps, etc., in order to know her routine and pick the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger. All the while, he is narrating his entire life and every choice he has made leading up to this last assignment. Malik was born into violence, with his own father murdering his mother, then taking his own life. This led Malik to a street gang. From the gang, he turned into an assassin working within an organization that treats killing like every day work, not like murder or criminal activity. He, in many ways, has become immune to it. That is, until he is assigned to kill Cynda. Ultimately, he refuses to kill her and instead wants to save her. His boss interprets his refusal as an act of war, and pulls out all the stops to make Malik pay. Now, Cynda’s life isn’t the only one on the line, and Malik must do whatever it takes to save them both. Love and a Bullet also co-stars Bud Sabatino (Sal), Freez Luv (as Frenchy) and Walter Jones (Cisco).