- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: They changed his looks, his life and his future… but they couldn’t change his past .
- Genres: Crime, Drama
- Release Date: 1989-09-12
- Runtime: 94.0 min
- Budget: $20.0 million
- Revenue: $7.2 million
- Production Companies: Carolco Pictures, Guber/Peters Company, Roven Productions
Cast & Crew
Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Elizabeth McGovern, Lance Henriksen, Scott Wilson, David Schramm, Peter Jason, Yvonne Bryceland, Jeffrey Meek, J.W. Smith, Allan Graf, Edward Walsh
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Johnny Handsome”
Johnny Handsome is a 1989 crime drama directed by Walter Hill and starring Mickey Rourke, Morgan Freeman, and Ellen Barkin. The movie tells the story of Johnny Evans (Rourke), a disfigured small-time criminal living in New Orleans who is given a chance at redemption when a plastic surgeon (Freeman) offers to give him a new face.
Johnny, desperate for a fresh start, jumps at the chance. After his surgery, Johnny is handsomely transformed and goes to work for a local mob boss, Rafe Garrett (Forest Whitaker). With the help of Rafe and his crew, Johnny quickly rises up the ranks and becomes a successful criminal.
But as Johnny’s criminal career advances, so do his feelings of guilt and remorse. He begins to regret his past and longs for a better life. Johnny eventually meets a beautiful woman, Sunny (Barkin), and falls in love. He begins to dream of a future with her, but his criminal past catches up with him and he is forced to make a difficult decision between his newfound love and his criminal life.
Johnny Handsome is a thrilling crime drama that follows Johnny’s journey from criminal to redeemed man. It is a story of redemption, love, and the power of second chances.
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