Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette, and another couple (Sunny Boid and Rafe Garrett). During the heist, Johnny and Mikey are double-crossed by Sunny and Rafe.
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TV. Much less intervention by Ry Cooder's soundtrack and a little more patience for the 80's stereotypes and acting - Ellen Barkin and Lance Henriksen are far gone -, and there's actually a lot to like about this film, from the mythology of the character condemned by his "fatum" to the way in Hill action is always an editing of images intended to be sequentially replaced.
No frills pulp film making. Stripped down, lean and mean. Hill gives the film a pummeling velocity that shames modern action picture directors. They don't make them like this anymore. This is the fine wine of crime films.
Not exactly the overlooked gem I thought it would be. But solid guilty pleasure type fun. A bit slow running in second half of first part. Which is also at deadly. Rourke really brings it which is always nice to see.