The Johnny Handsome movie is considered to be in the ‘film noir’ genre. The novel was set in New Jersey…
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The Johnny Handsome movie is considered to be in the ‘film noir’ genre.
The novel was set in New Jersey in the small time Mafia but Walter Hill changed it to New Orleans, where he had shot Hard Times (1975). ‘I thought the small-time Mafia thing had been seen an awful lot, and I thought maybe a kind of look at redneck crime in a Southern city might be a little different’, he said.
Johnny Handsome Cast
Mickey Rourke – John Sedley/’Johnny Handsome’/Johnny Mitchell, Ellen Barkin – Sunny Boyd, Elizabeth McGovern – Donna McCarty, Morgan Freeman – Lt. A.Z. Drones, Forest Whitaker – Dr. Steven Fisher & Lance Henriksen – Rafe Garrett.
Walter Hill once said in an October 1, 1989 interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer: ‘This is very reminiscent of the kind of film noir they made in the ’40s. You have the doomed character, and audiences back then were more comfortable with it. You can imagine John Garfield having a lot of fun with something like this.’
Rating: ★★★★★ by milo
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