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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Cast

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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 ...
Cannonball (as David Taylor)
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Cotten's Trainer
Matthew Lewis ...
Cotten
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Moe's Bodyguard
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Sam Gray ...
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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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I Want to Love You Baby
Performed by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson
Courtesy of Charly Records International A.P.S.
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A truly haunting and underrated film!
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Homeboy is a haunting and outstanding drama. Micket Rourke turns in an amazing performance as Johnny Walker and Christopher Walken's role is memorable. The film's soundtrack is excellent. The plot revolves around Johnny Walker, a down and out, aged boxer who falls for a girl and has hopes of making it big. Johnny meets Walken's character who trys to get Walker into some bad things. The film is depressing and hopeful. It is very sad at parts but the film really is amazing. You must read under the surface of things. A must see for Rourke fans!!! The acting is excellent but I feel the film could have been better if there was more emphasis on things.


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