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Director  Michael Seresin
Screenplay  Mickey Rourke
Duration  
Country  USA
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance, Sport
Initial DVD release  September 1, 2009
Writer  Mickey Rourke
Language  English
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Release date  1988
Cast  Mickey Rourke (Johnny Walker), Christopher Walken (Wesley Pendergass), Jon Polito (Moe Fingers), Debra Feuer (Ruby), Thomas Quinn (Lou), Kevin Conway (Grazziano)
Similar movies  Rocky Balboa, Rocky, Rocky III, Rocky II, Rocky V, Rocky IV
Tagline  Some people live life blow by blow.

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Homeboy is a 1988 drama film, directed by Michael Seresin. It was written by and stars Mickey Rourke in the role of self-destructive cowboy/boxer Johnny Walker. Christopher Walken also stars as Walker's slightly corrupt promoter, who encourages him to fight whilst hiding from him the fact that one more punch in the wrong place would kill him. The film was released on DVD on September 1, 2009.

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Mickey rourke and christopher walken in homeboy 1988


Plot

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Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is a down-and-out boxer with brain damage who has recently moved into a sea-side resort. He falls in love with Ruby, a carnival owner who has a lot in common with Johnny. He also befriends Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken), a corrupt promoter. Wesley and Johnny form a strong friendship, and it's clear that Johnny comes to idolize Wesley who wants to use Johnny as muscle in a robbery and asks for his help. Johnny has to choose between the love of Ruby (Debra Feuer) or the friendship of Wesley.

Production

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Exterior shots in Asbury Park include the boardwalk, the beach, Paramount Theatre, Cookman Avenue. Shots in Belmar include Alfred's Ice Cream Cafe and Pied Piper Ice Cream. Interior shots in Asbury Park include the Convention Hall and Belmar Barber Shop in Belmar. The Tillie mural and the Palace Amusements building can be seen in the background, a staple of Asbury Park and its culture. During the boxing scenes, the Convention Hall is used as the venue. This is the first of two times Rourke used the famed venue in films. The second was for 2008's The Wrestler.

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Christopher Walken told Film Comment in August, 1992:

Cast

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  • Mickey Rourke as Johnny Walker
  • Christopher Walken as Wesley Pendergass
  • Debra Feuer as Ruby
  • Thomas Quinn as Lou
  • Kevin Conway as Grazziano
  • Antony Alda as Ray
  • Jon Polito as Moe Fingers
  • Bill Slayton as Bill
  • David Albert Taylor as Cannonball
  • Joseph Ragno as Cotten's Trainer
  • Matthew Lewis as Cotten
  • Willy DeVille as Moe's Bodyguard
  • Rubén Blades as Doctor
  • Sam Gray as Barber
  • Dondre Whitfield as Billy Harrison
  • Stephen Baldwin as Luna Park Drunk
  • Soundtrack

    See Homeboy – Original Score Performed by Eric Clapton.

    In Bob Dylan's first memoir, Chronicles Volume One, he writes of a trip to the movies during the recording of the album Oh Mercy. He writes of Mickey Rourke:

    He could break your heart with a look. The movie traveled to the moon every time he came onto the screen. Nobody could hold a candle to him. He was just there, didn't have to say hello or goodbye.

    Dylan would later work with Rourke on his film Masked and Anonymous in 2001.

    References

    Homeboy (film) Wikipedia
    Homeboy (film) IMDb Homeboy (film) themoviedb.org


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