Handsome Harry

Synopsis: They call him "Handsome" Harry Sweeney. At 52, the Vietnam veteran has kept his rugged good looks. Everyone likes Harry, an electrician by trade who loves to sing but for some reason he never lets anyone get too close. He's been divorced for a long time, has a son whom he rarely sees, and, although he's engaged in a long-term flirtation with the waitress at the diner, seems destined to remain alone. One day, Harry gets a call from a former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly, whom he hasn't seen in some thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan. At first, Harry wants nothing to do with Kelly, Kagan or the remnants of his murky past. But guilt and memories have a mysterious grasp on Harry, and he finally relents, driving down the East Coast to call on his old comrades. As he confronts the three other men involved in a long-ago crime, he observes how each man has dealt with hi
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Bette Gordon
Production: Screen Media Ventures
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
59
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
R
Year:
2009
94 min
Website
23 Views


- LUTHER, YOU PIRATE.

- THERE HE IS.

- HARRY, DID YOU CATCH ANYTHING

THIS WEEKEND?

- YEAH, I CAUGHT HELL.

- OH.

- HOW ARE YOU, PETE?

- HARRY, I'M GONNA NEED

SOME DEER MEAT, BUDDY.

- NO PROBLEM.

GOT A FREEZER FULL.

- MORNING, HARRY.

- YOU EVER GONNA FIX

THAT KAYAK OF YOURS, HANK?

- NICE TO HAVE A DREAM.

- YOU LOOK TERRIBLE.

- WAS OUT DANCING TILL DAWN.

- IT'S NOT MUCH FUN

DANCING BY YOURSELF.

YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME.

- [chuckles]

- DID YOUR SON REMEMBER?

- NO.

I NEVER REMEMBERED

MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY EITHER.

- OH, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

HEY.

THERE'S A RUMOR

YOU'RE SELLING THE BUSINESS.

I NEVER PLANNED ON

DYING IN THE SADDLE.

BESIDES, MURIEL,

I'M A YOUNG MAN.

I'M A TIGER.

- [chuckles]

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

MY DAD RETIRED,

WENT TO LIVE IN FLORIDA,

DIED OF CANCER IN TEN MONTHS.

- WELL, I WON'T DO ANYTHING

PRECIPITOUS.

- BIG WORD

FOR SO EARLY IN THE MORNING.

MORNING, HARRY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

I KNOW IT'S ON THE 27TH,

BUT I WAS OUT OF TOWN YESTERDAY.

- HE REMEMBERS. MY SON DIDN'T.

- I KNOW THE BIRTHDAYS

OF ALL MY CLIENTS.

DON'T TRY TO.

IT JUST STICKS IN MY HEAD.

OKAY, HERE'S THOSE FIGURES

YOU WANTED, HARRY.

THAT IS A SWEET DEAL FOR PAULEY.

YOU COULD ASK FOR MORE.

- I'M GONNA CHEW ON I A LITTLE BIT MORE, SAM.

MURIEL SAYS I'M GONNA DIE OF

CANCER TEN MONTHS AFTER I SELL.

- YOU KNOW, HARRY, ON AVERAGE,

MARRIED MEN LIVE LONGER

THAN SINGLE MEN.

IT'S A FACT.

- THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PROPOSAL,

DOESN'T IT, SAM?

- IT'S NOT.

IT'S JUST A FACT.

- I HEARD YOU CAN GE THE SAME BENEFITS WITH A CAT.

- SO GET A CAT.

- OR I COULD MOVE TO COSTA RICA,

GET MYSELF A BEAUTIFUL SENORITA,

LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY

DOWN THERE.

- WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT,

"COSTA RICA?"

YOU CAN'T EVEN SPEAK SPANISH.

- AND WHERE WOULD I FIND

ANOTHER LEAD SINGER?

DON'T FORGET ABOUT REHEARSAL

ON WEDNESDAY.

- I'LL BE THERE.

WHAT?

- HOW ABOUT I COME OVER TONIGH

AND GIVE YOU A NICE

BIRTHDAY BLOW JOB?

IT'S A JOKE, HARRY.

- WHAT'D HE SAY, MURIEL?

- NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, HANK.

- MORNING, BOSS.

- ANYBODY CALL?

- UH, DOUG FENTON.

SAID HE WANTED AN ESTIMATE

ON A NEW HOUSE.

I TOLD HIM:

YOU'D GET BACK TO HIM.

- YOU TAKE CARE OF IT.

- MAKE THE CALL?

- MAKE THE ESTIMATE.

- YOU WANT ME

TO MAKE THE ESTIMATE?

- WHAT'D I JUST SAY?

- IT'S A HUGE JOB.

- THEN YOU BETTER NO F*CK IT UP.

I'LL GO TO MRS. SCHROEDER'S,

PROBABLY NOTHING

BUT ANOTHER LIGHTBULB.

THEN I'LL HEAD OU TO DAN PARKER'S PLACE.

- WHAT IF HE ASKS ME WHY

YOU'RE NOT MAKING THE ESTIMATE?

- TELL HIM

I DON'T DO ESTIMATES ANYMORE.

TAKE MY CHEROKEE.

- OH, HEY.

UH...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

RIGHT?

- IT WAS YESTERDAY.

MRS. SCHROEDER?

- YES?

- IS THAT FRESH BANANA BREAD

I'M SMELLING?

- OH, THERE'S NO SURPRISING YOU,

HARRY SWEENEY.

- ONLY WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD,

ESPECIALLY FRESH BANANA BREAD

WITH COFFEE WITH CHICORY.

- DID YOU FIND OU WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS?

- OH, YEAH,

YOU HAD A COUPLE OF LOOSE WIRES,

BUT I TAPED IT UP REAL GOOD.

- WELL, I HOPE YOU'RE HUNGRY.

- I SKIPPED MY BREAKFAS ON PURPOSE.

I GOT MY TICKETS

FOR THE CONCERT,

AND I'M SITTING RIGHT UP FRONT.

- WELL, YOU'RE MY INSPIRATION.

- SOMETIMES YOU LAY IT ON

PRETTY THICK, HARRY SWEENEY.

- I COULD ALWAYS

MAKE MRS. WELLS MY INSPIRATION.

DON'T YOU DARE.

- NO?

- NO!

- OH, MY GOD, YOU MADE IT!

IT'S SO GREAT TO SEE YOU, SON.

- LISTEN, I WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE

ON YOUR BIRTHDAY,

BUT THIS PIECE OF JUNK

BLEW A HEAD GASKE

ON THE JERSEY TURNPIKE.

- YOU SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME.

- I WANTED TO SURPRISE YOU.

- WELL, YOU DID.

YOU GOT ME GOOD.

YOU BEEN WORKING OUT?

- TRYING TO.

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