Homer & Eddie (1989)




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James Belushi stars as Homer and Whoopi Goldberg is Eddie in this road movie from director Andrei Konchalovsky. Homer is a retarded man trying to reunite with his dying father; Eddie is a former mental patient, dying of brain cancer, who accompanies him on the journey.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Jim Belushi
as Homer Lanza
Whoopi Goldberg
as Eddie Cervi
Karen Black
as Belle
Beah Richards
as Linda Cervi
Tracey Walter
as Tommy Dearly
as Blonde
John Waters
as Robber No. 1
Robert Glaudini
as Robber No.2
Jim Mapp
as Harmonica Player
James Thiel
as Twin No.1
Jeffrey Thiel
as Twin No.2
Andrew Jarrell
as Trucker
Wayne Grace
as Preacher
Michelle Milantoni
as Fat Woman in Pizza Joint
Mickey Jones
as Man at Pizza Joint
Annie O'Donnell
as Wife at Pizza Joint
Tad Horino
as Mickey
Jack Goode Jr.
as Tawdry Man
Marvin "Smitty" Smith
as Man Shoveling Snow
Lee Armstrong
as Fruit Stand Husband
Jan Bina
as Fruit Stand Wife
Harry Caesar
as Street Person
Boris Aplon
as Driver in Fancy Car
Al Noble
as Street Crazy No.1
Louis B. Scott Sr.
as Street Crazy No.2
Tony Epper
as Gas Station Attendant
Sebastian Massa
as Bartender
Tommy "Tiny" Lister
as Man in Bar with Gun
Mae Mercer
as Ellen
Pat Ast
as Maggie Sinclair
Fritz Feld
as Mortician
Angelo Bertolini
as Mr. Lanza
Nick LaTour
as Bar Customer
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Jesus #1
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There's a deep sense of desperation in Homer and Eddie, its stars clawing at the screen in hopes of reminding the audience that hey, we're not just comedians.

Full Review… | May 4, 2009

The message behind the film is rather mean-spirited... Plus, a misplaced brothel scene with one of the scariest prostitutes ever committed to film makes it a chore to watch.

Full Review… | April 28, 2009
7M Pictures

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, whose concept of subtlety most people would mistake for a sledge hammer or pneumatic drill.

June 10, 2005

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May 5, 2005
Film Threat

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August 7, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Homer & Eddie

There's nothing rare or even unusual about bad movies; they simply are a fact of life and everyone will encounter them, some more than others. Then, in a whole separate category, are movies like "Homer and Eddie" that take being bad to a whole other level, as if being bad were an art form. You simply watch this wondering what everyone involved in it were thinking, as nothing in the film works. It's nearly impossible to conceive any way in your mind where this material could work. The screenplay is a mess and insulting in the way it uses mental retardation as a plot device and as a source of humor in some scenes. And why screenwriter Patrick Crillo thought it was a good idea teaming that character up with a vulgar murderer dying of a brain tumor is beyond my comprehension. Whoopi Goldberg sullies her once good name yet again with this foul, embarrassing performance that makes the worst thing Eddie Murphy even did look like "48 HRS." James Belushi fares a little better, but only because he seems to be completely oblivious to how insulting he is. And then imagine being trapped in a car with these people for an entire movie. Thematically, the movie is all over the map, and the tone shifts uncomfortable throughout. It's hard to feel any pathos for Goldberg as she leaves dead bodies in her wake and then Crillo tries to blame it on her disease, and Belushi is more of a ham and seemingly content with that. It's easier than being subtle. "Homer and Eddie" may very well be one of the most ill-concieved movies of all time.

Timothy Sanders
Timothy Sanders

When Homer[James Belushi], a mentally handicapped man set out to find his long lost father, he becomes a robbery victim, and after spending the night in an old Lincoln Continental in a junkyard he finds himself face to face with the mildly deranged Eddie[Whoopi Goldberg]. When she learns of his muggers, Eddie decides to track down the robbers and get her......uh...his money back. What happens then is a very lighthearted and funny series of situations that leads to a bond that no one could steal. This was a well written and acted film that leaves the viewer laughing, and in some cases crying. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good lighthearted movie.

Spike Moore
Spike Moore

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, whose concept of subtlety most people would mistake for a sledge hammer or pneumatic drill. Also its stars seem to be clawing at the screen in hopes of reminding the audience that hey, we're not just comedians.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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