A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score.

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Wesley Pendergass
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Ruby
Thomas Quinn ...
Lou
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Grazziano
Antony Alda ...
Ray
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Bill Slayton ...
Bill
David Albert Taylor ...
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Cotten's Trainer
Matthew Lewis ...
Cotten
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Moe's Bodyguard
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Barber
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Johnny Walker is a cowboy and a boxer. He is very shy and a bit of a fool. He is in love with Ruby, but he cannot tell her. He is also a bit old to keep on boxing, but its the only thing he does well. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Debra Feuer, who portrays Johnny Walker's (Mickey Rourke) love interest was actually wife of Rourke at that time. See more »

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I Want to Love You Baby
Performed by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson
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Gritty character study of losers .........
5 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though there certainly are enough fight scenes to call this a boxing film, it is more of a slowly evolving study of some interesting, but loser-type characters. Do not expect "Rocky" and you just might enjoy "Homeboy". Eric Clapton's music adds immeasurably, and the acting is solid. Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke carry the movie. The love interest, Debra Feuer, is quite unremarkable. I liked it, some may think it is too slow moving, but that is sometimes a price worth paying, for strong character development. There is a message here to believe in yourself, no matter what the odds against you. Recommended.

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