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Homeboy
Homeboy
Actor: Mickey Rourke
Genres: Drama
R     2009     1hr 56min

JOHNNY WALKER IS A COWBOY AND A BOXER. HE IS VERY SHY AND A BIT OF A FOOL. HE IS IN LOVE WITH RUBY, BUT HE CANNOT TELL HER. HE IS ALSO A BIT OLD TO KEEP ON BOXING, BUT ITS THE ONLY THING HE DOES WELL.

     
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Movie Details

Actor: Mickey Rourke
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1988
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

A Thinking Man's Boxing Film
01/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I would rank "Homeboy" along with "Body & Soul" (starring John Garfield),"Rocky" (the first one), "Raging Bull" and "Peniteniary" as one of the best boxing films ever made. A very moody, dark film that is well acted and directed. Mickey Rourke is at the top of his game in this one."
Beautiful film, fantastic soundtrack, glad others think like
James | UK | 07/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The guitar pieces are great, Eric Clapton and the other artists who have created tracks especially for this, have done themselves proud. Very moody, bluesy, country, a melting pot of musical influences and emotions, very much like the film. I would recommend watching the film as well as playing this soundtrack - the music is a great backdrop to it.

Pretty Baby by JJ Hutto & The New Hawks is a fantastic tune, amongst the others.

My favourites though are the last two, Dixie and Homeboy. If you watch the film, Dixie is at the climax or focal point of the film, and once this is concluded, Homeboy quietly begins and gently rounds off the film in a beautiful way.

You might not like the film, guess it's not everyones cup of tea, but I think its a masterpiece and wonderfully crafted. Incidentally you will see credits on the film for "Eddie Cook". This is actually Mickey Rourke.
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Excellent soundtrack from Clapton and Kamen.
James | 01/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great CD! This collection of themes from the Mickey Rourke film "Homeboy" has no Clapton vocals, but some of his best film music work, in my opinion. The "Ruby" themes are beautiful acoustic guitar work and then Clapton and bassist Nathan East do an electric "Dixie" that is reminiscent of the famous Jimi Hendrix "Star Spangled Banner"... A definite "must have" for those who appreciate Clapton's work."
Excellent! Fits The Movie Perfectly!
James | 08/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eric Clapton's music fit the film scenes for Homeboy perfectly! The film is dark and moody, yet ends with hope - just like Clapton's particular compositions for certain key scenes. Rent the film and you'll fall in love with this CD even more so!"