Barfly Poster

Release Date: October 16th, 1987

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2002

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Down-and-out writer Henry Chinaski (Mickey Rourke) spends his nights drinking and picking brawls at a dingy Los Angeles watering hole. One night Henry spies a kindred spirit in pretty barfly Wanda (Faye Dunaway) and, despite warning signs that she may be unfaithful, shacks up with the woman. When Henry's fears are confirmed by Wanda's infidelity with bartender Eddie (Frank Stallone), he begins an affair of his own with wealthy publisher Tully Sorenson (Alice Krige).

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige, Jack Nance, J.C. Quinn, Frank Stallone, Sandy Martin, Roberta Bassin

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Love, Gritty, Los Angeles, Cheeky, Transformation, Temptation, Underdog, 1970s, Emotional, Bar


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama