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Homeboy (1988)

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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Moe Fingers
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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Doctor
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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15 September 1988 (USA)  »

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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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Living in the Real World
Performed by the Breaks
Courtesy of Rod Argent
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20 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Back in 1988 I was called in by a modeling agency to try out for a part in the movie Homeboy. I did not even know who Mickey Rourke was at that time. As I stood on the sidewalk waiting for direction, Christopher Walken walked up dressed in a policeman's uniform (which was weird because he didn't play a cop in the movie) and offered me a cup of coffee. I was chosen to do the opening scene for the bar, (legs walking with black lace)I also got to be in the scene where everyone is hanging out around the bar as Mickey dances on top of the with the black chick. I previously owned two copies of the movie but due to a fire I lost both copies and am now looking to purchase a copy to have to give to my daughter and my grandchildren. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a copy?


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