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Homeboy (1988)





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Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is a punch-drunk and alcoholic cowboy pugilist who gives boxing one last shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He meets Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken), the smooth-talking hood who tries to talk Johnny into helping in the heist of a jewelry store. Johnny considers the offer but elects to enter the ring to help Ruby (Debra Feuer) and her financially troubled arcade with the prize money. He agrees to the bout despite the fact that a blow to his fractured temple bone could kill him. Music is provided by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mickey Rourke, Edwin Cook
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 2009
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Mickey Rourke
as Johnny Walker
Christopher Walken
as Wesley Pendergass
Kevin Conway
as Grazziano
Jon Polito
as Moe Fingers
Al Braversman
as Coffee Shop Customer
David Taylor
as Cannonball
Joe Ragno
as Cotten's Trainer
Willy DeVille
as Moe's Bodyguard
Sam Gray
as Barber
Jimmy Dupree
as Hurricane
Michael Buffer
as Ring Announcer
Gianna Rains
as Phyllis
Jeanne Daly
as Melanie
Jonathan Freeman
as Hotel Room Man
Liz Trepel
as Hotel Room Woman
Gloria Irizarry
as Hotel Maid
Stu Black
as Commentator
Sheila Gray
as Luna Park Assistant
Sol Frieder
as Hassidic Diamond Dea...
Jose Morales
as Cuban Boxer
Cordelia González
as Cuban Boxer's Wife
John Freeman
as Hotel Room Man
Lydia Hannibal
as Cameo Bar Woman
Patience Moore
as Moe's Girlfriend
Julie Janney
as Waitress
Carmen Grazziano
as Roscoe's Trainer
Thomas Patti
as Franzatti
Guido Innacelli
as Fat Heckler
Lenny LaPaglia
as Fight Second
Michael Sessa
as Crowd Bigmouth
Dondre T. Whitfield
as Billy Harrison
Teddy Abner
as Street Tough
Anthony Means
as Street Tough
Marty Denkin
as Referee
Jack Lotz
as Coffee Shop Customer
Jimmy Archer
as Coffee Shop Customer
Al Braverman
as Coffee Shop Customer
Lenny Mancini
as Cornerman
Charles Prior
as Cornerman
Nick Ballo
as Luna Park Drunk
Stephen Baldwin
as Luna Park Drunk
Angel Sindo
as Sparring Partner
Buster Drayton
as Sparring Partner
Van Holmes
as Fighter
James Walsh
as Fighter
Dondre Whitfield
as Billy Harrison
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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
Top Critic

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.
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