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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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From the director of "Tango And Cash" See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homer & Eddie See more »

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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 »


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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Ragged but interesting
10 May 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Unusual film was wrongly advertised as a wacky comedy; it is actually a surprisingly sensitive and light-on-its-feet drama about friendship. Mentally backward man (James Belushi, in his best performance) hits the road with an escaped female mental patient named Eddie (Whoopi Goldberg) who has a brain tumor and keeps thinking she sees Jesus going by. Sort of a tragic love story between two unfortunate people that life threw away. Both stars are just fine, but the sloppy editing shows signs of an indecisive captain of the ship, and the blue-collar rock-n-roll on the soundtrack is irritating. Panned by just about everybody, I found a great deal of depth here, some scattershot laughs, and I was really moved by Belushi's matter-of-fact performance (no showing off) and his touching scene at the funeral. *** from ****


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