- Original title
- Running time
- 93 min.
- United States
Ken Friedman (Novel: John Godey)
Matthew F. Leonetti
- 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.
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Freeman)
1989: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Supp. Actor (Henriksen)
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