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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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Michael Seresin

Writer:

Mickey Rourke (as Eddie Cook)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Johnny Walker
Christopher Walken ... Wesley Pendergass
Debra Feuer ... Ruby
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn ... Lou
Kevin Conway ... Grazziano
Antony Alda Antony Alda ... Ray
Jon Polito ... Moe Fingers
Bill Slayton Bill Slayton ... Bill
David Albert Taylor David Albert Taylor ... Cannonball (as David Taylor)
Joseph Ragno ... Cotten's Trainer
Matthew Lewis Matthew Lewis ... Cotten
Willy DeVille ... Moe's Bodyguard
Rubén Blades ... Doctor
Sam Gray Sam Gray ... Barber
Dondre Whitfield ... Billy Harrison
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hallgatag bunyós See more »

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Debra Feuer, who portrays Johnny Walker's (Mickey Rourke) love interest was actually wife of Rourke at that time. See more »

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Mercy
Performed by Steve Jones
Courtesy of M.C.A. Records
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A truly haunting and underrated film!
30 May 2007 | by TheHardTarget6See 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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