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Johnny Handsome

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Original title
Johnny Handsome
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Ken Friedman (Novel: John Godey)
Music
Ry Cooder
Cinematography
Matthew F. Leonetti
Cast
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Producer
TriStar Pictures
Genre
Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
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---Mikey is killed and Johnny sent to prison. While in prison, Johnny is invited to a rehabilitation program, where Dr. Steven Fischer rebuilds Johnny's face and helps Johnny get paroled. Johnny starts working in a shipyard, where he meets Donna McCarty and starts a romance. Lt. A.Z. Drones is a skeptical detective who follows the rehabilitation of Johnny. Johnny's new life is consumed by the desire of payback.
Awards
1989: Los Angeles Film Critics: 2nd Place Best Actor (Morgan Freeman)
1990: Chicago Film Festival: 2 Nominations
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