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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

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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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Some people live life blow by blow. See more »

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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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In a 1992 interview, Christopher Walken said that Mickey Rourke first told him about this project during the shooting of Heaven's Gate (1980), and that Rourke already have him in mind for the role of Wesley. See more »

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Haunting musical score emphasizes old-fashioned story
15 September 2001 | by sherrillitaSee all my reviews

Rourke's Homeboy is accentuated with an excellent musical score. The story might appear "old fashioned" (i.e. 1940's US) to some, but watch the movie again and delve deeper - there is more than first meets the eye. Rourke's shy, awkward Johnny Walker is a memorable character. Walken fans shouldn't miss this one.


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