Homeboy

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In gritty Asbury Park, N.J., smooth hustler Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken) tempts struggling boxer Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) to help with a jewelry heist, but Johnny is too busy wooing Ruby (Debra Feuer), the pretty owner of a down-and-out local arcade. read more
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In gritty Asbury Park, N.J., smooth hustler Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken) tempts struggling boxer Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) to help with a jewelry heist, but Johnny is too busy wooing Ruby (Debra Feuer), the pretty owner of a down-and-out local arcade. Foreshadowing his stunning Oscar-nominated comeback in The Wrestler 20 years later, Rourke thrills in this earnest underdog drama directed by Michael Seresin.

Original Release

08/24/1988

Cast

Directors

Michael Seresin

Writers

Mickey Rourke

Cast

Christopher Walken Wesley Pendergass
Debra Feuer Ruby
Kevin Conway Grazziano
Mickey Rourke Johnny Walker
Ruben Blades Doctor
Thomas Quinn Lou
Jon Polito Moe Fingers
Matthew Lewis Cotten
Willy DeVille Moe's Bodyguard
Antony Alda Ray
Bill Slayton Bill
David Albert Taylor Cannonball (as David Taylor)
Joseph Ragno Cotten's Trainer
Sam Gray Barber
Dondré T. Whitfield Billy Harrison
Theo Caesar Street Tough (as Teddy Abner)
Anthony Means Street Tough
Jimmy Dupree Hurricane
Michael Buffer Ring Announcer
Marty Denkin Referee

Producers

Editors

Ray Lovejoy

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