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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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  (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)
Jorga Caye ... Extra (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
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Did You Know?

Best buddies in this movie, Whoopi Goldberg and James Belushi previously appeared as rivals in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986).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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A delightful and touching drama!, 4 June 2002
Author: Kate Kingswood ( from Poole, England

OK, first thing: this movie is NOT a comedy, not by a long shot. It has funny parts, but it is not a comedy.

This is the best piece of acting you'll ever see from James Belushi and also one of Whoopi Goldberg's finest, unarguably.

The movie is touching, funny, sad, violent and breathtaking. So for anyone who hasn't seen it, see it!

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