Homeboy Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: September 1st, 2009

R|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Though only in his 20s, professional boxer Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is on the downswing of his career and suffering from a mild form of brain damage. Resettling in the beachfront resort of Asbury Park, N.J., he falls in with shady promoter Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken) and meets kindhearted boardwalk operator Ruby (Debra Feuer). When Wesley proposes cutting Johnny in on a criminal undertaking, Johnny must choose between a life of crime and a settled future with Ruby.

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Debra Feuer, Thomas Quinn, Kevin Conway, Antony Alda, Jon Polito, Bill Slayton

Director: Michael Seresin

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Love interest, Transformation, Temptation, Friendship, Love, 1980s