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Bullet Boy

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:910
  1. Piyal Sen, lead consultant, men's services, and consultant forensic psychiatrist
  1. Priory/Blenheim Secure Services, Chadwick Lodge, Milton Keynes

Directed by Saul Dibb UK release date: 8 April 2005

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Bullet Boy tells the story of Ricky, a young black male, struggling to escape his criminal past, peer group, and most importantly his sense of absolute loyalty. This loyalty leads him to pay back a debt owed to a close friend, despite warnings from his girlfriend, mother, and a leader of the local church, himself a man with a past. The result is an escalating pattern of violence between …

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