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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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Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writer:

Patrick Cirillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Homer Lanza (as James Belushi)
Jim Mapp ... Harmonica Player
John Waters ... Robber #1
Robert Glaudini ... Robber #2
James Thiel James Thiel ... Twin #1
Jeff Thiel Jeff Thiel ... Twin #2 (as Jeffrey Thiel)
Andy Jarrell Andy Jarrell ... Trucker
Anne Ramsey ... Edna
Whoopi Goldberg ... Eddie Cervi
Michelle Milantoni Michelle Milantoni ... Fat Woman in Pizza Joint
Mickey Jones ... Man at Pizza Joint
Annie O'Donnell ... Wife at Pizza Joint
Katherine Barrese Katherine Barrese ... Waitress
Tad Horino Tad Horino ... Mickey
Karen Black ... Belle
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Storyline

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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She's ruthless - He's witless - They're on the road together and falling apart at the seams See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homer & Eddie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kings Road Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »


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Performed by Richie Havens
Written by Mike Piccirillo
Produced by Mike Piccirillo
Courtesy of Big Screen Music/Mike Piccirillo
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Possibly the best acting by Goldberg and Belushi ever!
16 February 2002 | by Hubertus HuehneSee all my reviews

This is easily the "craziest" Road Movie ever made - and one of the best. It's funny, tragic, dramatic and intelligent. Konchalovsky's composition is without any flaws - you'll find no plot holes or boring sequences destroying the flow of the story. The soundtrack supports the atmosphere of the movie perfectly. James Belushi stars as Homer, a retarded man, who goes on a long journey to see his dying father. Right at the start he's being robbed of all his cash and has to sleep in a car cemetery. There he meets the criminal Eddie, played by Whoopi Goldberg, who's slowly dying of a brain tumor. This tumor is the reason for several violent outbreaks. Eddie escorts Homer and arranges the first sexual contact for him - with a monstrous prostitute. This results in one of the most charming and funny "sex scenes" I've ever seen, beaten only by the priceless dancing scenes with Homer and Eddie at the pier. I've never seen one of the two acting better. But don't miss the guest appearances of Anne Ramsey, Karen Black and Jesus! And be warned: even though this film is full of funny, charming and lovable scenes it has also its violent parts.

If you liked "Harold & Maude" and "Gilbert Grape" this is a film for you!


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