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Homer and Eddie (1989)

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Homer Lanza (as James Belushi)
... Harmonica Player
... Robber #1
... Robber #2
James Thiel ... Twin #1
Jeff Thiel ... Twin #2 (as Jeffrey Thiel)
Andy Jarrell ... Trucker
... Edna
... Eddie Cervi
Michelle Milantoni ... Fat Woman in Pizza Joint
... Man at Pizza Joint
... Wife at Pizza Joint
Katherine Barrese ... Waitress
Tad Horino ... Mickey
... Belle
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A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

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Meet Homer and Eddie. During the next 1200 miles, their lives will be enriched beyond their wildest dreams. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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1 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Best buddies in this movie, Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi previously appeared as rivals in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

Night Is The Hunter
Performed by John Brannen
Written by John Brannen, Bob Jones & Tom Gray
Produced by David Malloy
Courtesy of Beatty Wills Music/Gray Matter Publishing Co
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A road trip that should never have been taken
22 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Let's see: a foul mouthed, violent murderer, thief, escaped mental patient dying from an inoperable brain tumor (Goldberg)is driving a witless, infantile, drooling wanderer who has severe and permanent brain damage (Belushi) home to see his ashamed, abusive father who completely disowned him years earlier. Sounds like a fun road trip picture, doesn't it?

Not even close. This movie was so vile that most theater chains passed on it, and those that didn't yanked it from their screens in less than a week.

It is not funny, even in the context of a black comedy. It is violent, disturbing, foul and completely off the entertainment meter in the negative values. I have yet to see this on any retail or rental shelf, or any cable or TV station, even during the graveyard hell populated by Psychic Fraud Network and Ronco Commercials.

Don't hitch a ride with these two. Your sense of humor may be permanently hijacked.


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