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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny Walker
... Wesley Pendergass
... Ruby
Thomas Quinn ... Lou
... Grazziano
Antony Alda ... Ray
... Moe Fingers
Bill Slayton ... Bill
David Albert Taylor ... Cannonball (as David Taylor)
... Cotten's Trainer
Matthew Lewis ... Cotten
... Moe's Bodyguard
... Doctor
Sam Gray ... Barber
... 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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15 September 1988 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I Want to Love You Baby
Performed by Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson
Courtesy of Charly Records International A.P.S.
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A Spiting, Mumbling, snot-blowing Stinker
1 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This garbage passes for art! Give me a break! Mickey Rourke plays a disgusting, low-life, club-fighter named Johnny Walker. Rourke's performance shows him spiting on the floor, spitting at people, and generally just waiting to spit. Aside from constant spiting, he blows his nose on the ring canvas and in the dressing room floor. He puts together 5 word phrases and generally struts around waiting to spit or blow his nose. The film has such garbage lines as , " Hey Johnny, you want an apple?" The film is slow moving, dull, and moves at a snail's pace. The fight scenes are overly long and basically show Rourke spiting, making faces, and blowing his nose. There is no romantic spark between Rourke and his love interest Debra Feur. The gist of their interactions is Feur asking Rourke, "Where did you come from?" Homeboy is pure junk. Catch Mickey in the Pope of Greenich Village or The Year of The Dragon.


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