A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score.
Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department.Written by
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The film's closing credits dedication states: "Mickey Rourke's Performance is Dedicated to The Memory of James Hayden 1953-1983". Hayden was an actor friend of Rourke's who passed away around the time this movie was made. See more »
During the attempt to break into the safe, Charlie looks down into the elevator shaft. The pov shot shows Bunky's body on the girders below, before he fell in the shaft. See more »
Honest work. Let me tell ya somethin' about 'honest work'. When somebody says they got 'honest work', you know what they got? They got a shit job, that's what they got.
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Fans of this film have no problem quoting the dialogue word for word. The acting by the entire cast is brilliant. Mickey Rourke gives an outstanding performance, and I'd put his acting in this film up against any other performances by great actors.
If you haven't seen this, you've got to rent it. I think it's become an overlooked film.
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