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Homer and Eddie

This road film about a mentally deficient dishwasher and a homicidal escaped cancer patient is a downer from beginning to end.

With:
James Belushi Whoopi Goldberg Karen Black John Waters Beah Richards

This road film about a mentally deficient dishwasher and a homicidal escaped cancer patient is a downer from beginning to end.

Homer, a mentally retarded dishwasher in Arizona, decides to hitchhike up to Oregon to see his father, who is dying of cancer. He meets up with wacky vagabond Eddie in an old jalopy, and soon they become pals.

On the road Eddie tries to enlighten Homer to the ways of the world. She takes him to a brothel and gets the money to pay for it by holding up a store. Her criminal activities increase, and she winds up shooting people while robbing their stores. The twosome argue about the existence of God. Meanwhile, Eddie tells Homer that the doctors have only given her a month to live.

It is hard to feel much sympathy for these two mental patients. The image of two underprivileged people in a cruel world is rather too pat to be convincing.

Homer and Eddie

Production: Kings Road/Borman/Cady. Dir Andrei Konchalovsky; Producer Moritz Borman, James Cady; Screenplay Patrick Cirillo; Camera Lajos Koltai; Editor Henry Richardson; Music Edvard Artemyev Art Dir Michel Levesque

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 99 MIN.

With: James Belushi Whoopi Goldberg Karen Black John Waters Beah Richards

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