Homeboy

1988

Crime / Drama / Romance / Sport

189
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 2,047

Synopsis


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Cast

Christopher Walken as Det. Stanley Jacobellis
Mickey Rourke as The Bookie
Rubén Blades as Doctor
Stephen Baldwin as Travis Graham
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1.04 GB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
116 min
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1.94 GB
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English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
116 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by TheHardTarget6 10 / 10 / 10

A truly haunting and underrated film!

Homeboy is a haunting and outstanding drama. Micket Rourke turns in an amazing performance as Johnny Walker and Christopher Walken's role is memorable. The film's soundtrack is excellent. The plot revolves around Johnny Walker, a down and out, aged boxer who falls for a girl and has hopes of making it big. Johnny meets Walken's character who trys to get Walker into some bad things. The film is depressing and hopeful. It is very sad at parts but the film really is amazing. You must read under the surface of things. A must see for Rourke fans!!! The acting is excellent but I feel the film could have been better if there was more emphasis on things.

Reviewed by pocomarc 8 / 10 / 10

Rourke evokes an unforgettable character

Mickey Rourke plays a not too bright guy who boxes and has observable nervous system damage, which shows in the way he walks and holds his face. He does a terrific job in this role. The scenes with Rourke and the beautiful carnival girl are touching. He comes to her aid when she is being harassed by some punks. Later when they are walking together she asks him why he turns his face away as they walk and he says that is because his face looks funny. "No," she tells him. "I like it." The recurring scene in the gym where the white and black trainer play checkers and the old black trainer keeps asking in puzzlement, "What color am I?" (checker piece color) is a classic. The white trainer and checker opponent tells him each time with a kindly smile, "You're black." Christopher Walken evokes a disgusting character in the form of the jerk and criminal the Rourke character looks up to. Walken sees a use for Rourke in his own scumbag plans and "befriends" Rourke. In the course of their contact Rourke asks two questions based on conversation going on around him in an attempt to learn something beyond beyond his own limited world, 1--"What's Granny Smith?" 2--"What's Jewish?" The character Rourke evokes is one of the most sympathetic figures in any movie-- one who is not at all swift mentally, physically damaged, yet brave and good hearted. In his physical condition the Rourke character should never have had the fight he did at the end of the movie. I didn't realize Rourke also wrote this movie. My hat is off to him here. The scenes between him and the carnival girl are among the most touching I have seen.

Reviewed by sherrillita 8 / 10 / 10

Haunting musical score emphasizes old-fashioned story

Rourke's Homeboy is accentuated with an excellent musical score. The story might appear "old fashioned" (i.e. 1940's US) to some, but watch the movie again and delve deeper - there is more than first meets the eye. Rourke's shy, awkward Johnny Walker is a memorable character. Walken fans shouldn't miss this one.

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