Homeboy (1988)





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Mickey Rourke stars as boozy washed-up palooka Johnny Walker, who dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title and is given one last shot at it .

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin Cook
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 2009
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as Johnny Walker

as Wesley Pendergass

as Grazziano

as Moe Fingers

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Cannonball

as Cotten's Trainer

as Cotten

as Moe's Bodyguard

as Barber

as Hurricane

as Ring Announcer

as Phyllis

as Melanie

as Hotel Room Man

as Hotel Room Woman

as Hotel Maid

as Commentator

as Luna Park Assistant

as Hassidic Diamond Dea...

as Cuban Boxer

as Cuban Boxer's Wife

as Hotel Room Man

as Cameo Bar Woman

as Moe's Girlfriend

as Waitress

as Roscoe's Trainer

as Franzatti

as Fat Heckler

as Fight Second

as Crowd Bigmouth

as Billy Harrison

as Street Tough

as Street Tough

as Referee

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Coffee Shop Customer

as Cornerman

as Cornerman

as Luna Park Drunk

as Luna Park Drunk

as Sparring Partner

as Sparring Partner

as Fighter

as Fighter
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Critic Reviews for Homeboy

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Homeboy

For what it's worth, the film does capture the essence of being down on your luck and wandering, and for that, I kind of like it. The plot is as simple as they come, the shots are unremarkable yet occasionally very pretty, the dialogue is trite, but the film amounts to something when it's through. There's a rare moment of brilliance here, but it's usually obscured by the amount of pretense onscreen. Should you watch? Eh. Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken have above average performances.

Paris S.
Paris Smith

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