Johnny Handsome

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Walter Hill
Production: Live Home Video
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Including all that hard time

up there at Angola Farm.

Well, I just saw Mikey

down at the morgue.

Poor old bastard.

They really did a job on him.

You got nothing on me.


Oh, Johnny, guess what the boys

found down at the bus station.

You probably got people

feeling sorry for you...

...because you're such an ugly

son of a b*tch.

But not me.

Because I know what you are

on the inside.

Nothing but a cheap crook.

Here's how it sits.

Now, if you go to trial, they're gonna

push for the whole nine yards...

...that includes murder too.

Now, I ain't saying they got a case

without putting you at the scene.

But I am saying one thing:

They got your face to show the jury.

Now, with a little friendly persuasion

on my part...

...maybe I can get them to lower

the armed and accessory...

...for, say, a stolen properties.

I don't suppose you got anybody

to vouch for your character?

Then it's five years. Less if you're

willing to play ball with Drones.

- No.

- Maybe 28 months to parole...

...if you behave yourself.

Now, that's the best I can do with the

system here. You know how it works.

I'll make a deal.

Therefore, Mr. John Sedley,

it is the order of this court...

...that you shall be remanded to

the state penitentiary farm at Angola...

...for a term of

not less than five years...

...subject to the laws and conditions

as set forth by the state of Louisiana...

...and the parish of Orleans.

You will be remanded over

by the bailiff... the proper authorities

for transport.

The prisoner is reminded that he is

now a two-time felony offender.

If, upon release, he is

again convicted of a felony...

...he will be subject to a life sentence

without possibility of parole.

Guys that stuck you,

you know what they got?

A grand each in cigarettes.

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Ken Friedman

Ken Friedman, (born September 19, 1949 in New London, Connecticut) was a member of Fluxus, an international laboratory for experimental art, architecture, design, and music. Friedman joined Fluxus in 1966 as the youngest member of the classic Fluxus group. He has worked closely with other Fluxus artists and composers such as George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, and Nam June Paik, as well as collaborating with John Cage and Joseph Beuys. He was the general manager of Dick Higgins's Something Else Press in the early 1970s. In the 1990s, Friedman's work as a management consultant and designer led him to an academic career, first as Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design at the Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, then as Dean of the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. Friedman is now Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies at Tongji University and Editor-in-Chief of She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation [1]. more…

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