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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.

Director:

Michael Seresin

Writer:

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
Dondré T. Whitfield ... Billy Harrison (as Dondre Whitfield)
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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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Trivia

Mickey Rourke said he did not agree with a few casting decisions, but he was overall satisfied with the final movie. See more »

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20 December 2006 | by patrizia0814See all my reviews

Back in 1988 I was called in by a modeling agency to try out for a part in the movie Homeboy. I did not even know who Mickey Rourke was at that time. As I stood on the sidewalk waiting for direction, Christopher Walken walked up dressed in a policeman's uniform (which was weird because he didn't play a cop in the movie) and offered me a cup of coffee. I was chosen to do the opening scene for the bar, (legs walking with black lace)I also got to be in the scene where everyone is hanging out around the bar as Mickey dances on top of the with the black chick. I previously owned two copies of the movie but due to a fire I lost both copies and am now looking to purchase a copy to have to give to my daughter and my grandchildren. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a copy?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homeboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

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