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
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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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Billy Harrison
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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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"Homeboy" and Mickey Rourke's performance was credited by Bob Dylan in "Chronicles Vol 1" as his inspiration for recording the last two songs on the 1989 album, "Oh Mercy". See more »

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Pretty Baby
Performed by J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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Another great Mick flick.
19 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

In homeboy which Mick wrote, he plays a 2nd rate boxer who'll never run with the big boys because he is undisciplined and a alcoholic. Soon Mick befriends Wesley(Walken) a thief and falls in love with a beautiful carnival owner Ruby (Feuer). Homeboy is a dreary little gem with quirky performances from the leads and also shows that Mick has a soft side. A must for all Mick fans. Check it out!


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