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Homer and Eddie (1989)

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director:

Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)

Writer:

Patrick Cirillo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Belushi ... Homer Lanza (as James Belushi)
Jim Mapp ... Harmonica Player
John Waters ... Robber #1
Robert Glaudini ... Robber #2
James Thiel James Thiel ... Twin #1
Jeff Thiel Jeff Thiel ... Twin #2 (as Jeffrey Thiel)
Andy Jarrell Andy Jarrell ... Trucker
Anne Ramsey ... Edna
Whoopi Goldberg ... Eddie Cervi
Michelle Milantoni Michelle Milantoni ... Fat Woman in Pizza Joint
Mickey Jones ... Man at Pizza Joint
Annie O'Donnell ... Wife at Pizza Joint
Katherine Barrese Katherine Barrese ... Waitress
Tad Horino ... Mickey
Karen Black ... Belle
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Storyline

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

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Taglines:

Meet Homer and Eddie. During the next 1200 miles, their lives will be enriched beyond their wildest dreams. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Homer & Eddie See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Best buddies in this movie, Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi previously appeared as rivals in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie spots the red car at the produce stand and tells Homer to pull in there, she is in the back seat. After they pull in they show her sitting in the front seat. See more »


Soundtracks

Jesus Scared The Hell Out Of Me
Performed by Simon Stokes
Written by Simon Stokes & Harry Garfield
Produced by Simon Stokes & Chris Pinnick
Courtesy of Big Screen Music/Scoundrel Music/Coop Music/Little Indian Music
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The Good the Bad and the Ugly
4 January 2007 | by chrislablancSee all my reviews

Let's start with the ugly just to get it out of the way. I think this movie would have been considered a cult classic on par with Harold and Maude if someone besides Belushi had played Homer. At times he seemed to fall out of character at others it just looked like he was an actor playing a retarded person and very rarely he seemed in character. It wasn't a role that could be pulled off by over-acting or playing bigger than life. This was a great role played by the wrong actor. Now the bad, the continuity and sound track distracted from the story, How would people recognize Homer if he had been gone since childhood and his parents had denied him? The times you were expected to suspend belief to forward the story or develop characters were too glaring and the music was out of sync with the moods.

But yet I gave it a 5 out of 10 because of the good. Whoopi who is not my favorite actress did everything with her character that Belushi could not do with his, and the story as a whole and what it was trying to convey about the cast-aways of society kept me watching to see the inevitable ending.


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