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Homer and Eddie -- A mentally challenged man gets help from a sociopathic woman when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who disowned him years earlier.


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Writer (WGA):
Patrick Cirillo (written by)
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Release Date:
1 December 1989 (USA) See more »
She's ruthless - He's witless - They're on the road together and falling apart at the seams See more »
A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him. | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Possibly the best acting by Goldberg and Belushi ever! See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Belushi ... Homer Lanza
Jim Mapp ... Harmonica Player

John Waters ... Robber #1
Robert Glaudini ... Robber #2
James Thiel ... Twin #1
Jeff Thiel ... Twin #2 (as Jeffrey Thiel)

Andy Jarrell ... Trucker

Anne Ramsey ... Edna

Whoopi Goldberg ... Eddie Cervi
Michelle Milantoni ... Fat Woman in Pizza Joint

Mickey Jones ... Man at Pizza Joint
Annie O'Donnell ... Wife at Pizza Joint
Katherine Barrese ... Waitress
Tad Horino ... Mickey

Karen Black ... Belle
Jack Goode Jr. ... Tawdry Man
Ernestine McClendon ... Esther

Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Cashier

Wayne Grace ... Preacher
Smitty Smith ... Man Shoveling Snow

Lee Armstrong ... Husband at Fruit Stand
Jan Bina ... Wife at Fruit Stand
Harry Caesar ... Street Person
Al Noble ... Street Crazy #1
Louis B. Scott Sr. ... Street Crazy #2
Sebastian Massa ... Bartender

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Man in Bar with Gun
Mae Mercer ... Ellen
Pat Ast ... Maggie Sinclair
Nick LaTour ... Bar Customer

Beah Richards ... Linda Cervi
Boris Aplon ... Driver in Fancy Car
Angelyne ... Blonde
Tony Epper ... Gas Station Attendant

Vincent Schiavelli ... Priest
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Jesus #1
Nancy Parsons ... Maid

Tracey Walter ... Tommy Dearly
Fritz Feld ... Mortician

Barbara Pilavin ... Mrs. Lanza
Angelo Bertolini ... Mr. Lanza

Sasha Barrese ... 4-Year-Old Girl
Ann Vincent ... Singing Twin #1
Dorothy Vincent ... Singing Twin #2
Jesse J. Donnelly ... Jesse
Marjorie Bransfield ... Betsy

Jeff Arbaugh ... Jesus #2 (as Jeffrey Arbaugh)
Don Hanmer ... Cashier #2
Ed DeFusco ... Bobby French
James Costy ... Neighbor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elena Koreneva

Paul Bogh ... Parade Attendee (uncredited)
Michelle Kinne ... Parade Attendee (uncredited)
Sparrow LaPoint ... Polka Dancer - Aqua and White Dress (uncredited)

Alexander MacKenzie ... Policeman #1 (uncredited)

Mark Winn ... Homeless man (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrey Konchalovskiy  (as Andrei Konchalovsky)
Writing credits
Patrick Cirillo (written by)

Produced by
Moritz Borman .... producer
James Cady .... producer
Original Music by
Eduard Artemev 
Cinematography by
Lajos Koltai 
Film Editing by
Henry Richardson 
Casting by
Patti Carns Kalles (local casting director)
Robert MacDonald 
Production Design by
Michel Levesque 
Costume Design by
Katherine Dover 
Makeup Department
Julia L. Walker .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Windred .... second unit director
Art Department
David B. Clark .... paint supervisor
Steven E. Eyrse .... stand-by painter
Alan James .... painter
Rick Welden .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor
Matthew Iadarola .... sound effects
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
John Salcedo .... sound mixer
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Martha Burns Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... optical effects (uncredited)
Alan Church .... optical camera (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Armstrong .... generator operator
Scott Lloyd-Davies .... director of photography: additional photography
Julio Macat .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theresa Bentz .... wardrobe key
Music Department
David Chackler .... music supervisor
Brigitte Daloin .... first assistant music editor
Vladimir Horunzhy .... composer: additional music
Robert Randles .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... generator operator
William Charles Hauer .... transportation captain
Victor A. Haddox .... production driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Michael Aprea .... production assistant
William Bowling .... location manager
Mark C. Hughes .... location manager
Tracy L. Kettler .... production secretary
Robert Loeser .... production assistant
Nancy Beth Orr .... choreographer
Michael Rafferty .... production assistant
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor
Audrey Stanzler .... craft service

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102 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Final film of Fritz Feld.See more »
Continuity: When Eddie spots the red car at the produce stand and tells Homer to pull in there, she is in the back seat. After they pull in they show her sitting in the front seat.See more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the best acting by Goldberg and Belushi ever!, 16 February 2002
Author: Hubertus Huehne from Germany

This is easily the "craziest" Road Movie ever made - and one of the best. It's funny, tragic, dramatic and intelligent. Konchalovsky's composition is without any flaws - you'll find no plot holes or boring sequences destroying the flow of the story. The soundtrack supports the atmosphere of the movie perfectly. James Belushi stars as Homer, a retarded man, who goes on a long journey to see his dying father. Right at the start he's being robbed of all his cash and has to sleep in a car cemetery. There he meets the criminal Eddie, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who's slowly dying of a brain tumor. This tumor is the reason for several violent outbreaks. Eddie escorts Homer and arranges the first sexual contact for him - with a monstrous prostitute. This results in one of the most charming and funny "sex scenes" I've ever seen, beaten only by the priceless dancing scenes with Homer and Eddie at the pier. I've never seen one of the two acting better. But don't miss the guest appearances of Anne Ramsey, Karen Black and Jesus! And be warned: even though this film is full of funny, charming and lovable scenes it has also its violent parts.

If you liked "Harold & Maude" and "Gilbert Grape" this is a film for you!

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