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

Yeah, my bar is cooking now...

...but when I first started the joint,

I had to get cash. Get a loan.

You know me, Johnny.

Just a poor boy from Shreveport.

Only collateral I ever took to a bank

was Dr. Smith & Wesson.

So who the hell's gonna give me

any cash?

I need a job, Johnny.

He gets every f***ing cent

I take in now.

All the time watching him add

the vig to the principal.

He owns half the paper

on my joint.

Pretty soon, he's just gonna own

the whole goddamn thing.

I need back in the game, Johnny.

Now, I know you're always

planning a hit.

I wanna bite. I need it.

I can't walk this time, Johnny.

I got no place to go.

I'm asking you for old times.

Holy f***.

We're working with him?

Sh*t, talk about hire the handicaps.

Why don't you give us all a break?

Put a bag on his head.

We hit them just before closing.

This way they'll be tired

and flushed with cash.

Sounds like he's already

got a bag on his head.

A scumbag.

Watch your mouth.

Johnny knows what he's talking about

on this number.

Now, you just keep

your goddamn ears open.

Ain't you got no sense of humour,

old man?

I was just having a little joke.

Maybe he's got another way

of settling up his debts. I don't know.

- Does he?

- Do you?

This is your deal.

But I don't like it.

And I don't like them.

See y'all later, Romeo.

It can happen.

Ain't no guarantees

in this line of work.

Two old people got in the way.

Look, I can handle this, cowboy.

Now, this number has

plenty of cash to go around.

Everybody's gonna be happy

and rich.

What a b*tch.

What are you gonna do?

Good help's hard to find.

Johnny, now, I know

you're doing this for me.

But you're already saving my ass.

You ain't gotta work it.

I can handle it. I handled worse.

Okay, buddy?

Did you see my new watch?

Well, good afternoon, sir.

I was looking to buy a present

for my boyfriend.

I wanna get him something...

I don't know, something real nice.

Is he a serious collector?

Oh, he ain't a serious anything.

He just likes coins,

you know what I mean?

Remember, when we get out,

sit in the back seat.

Don't let Rafe get behind us.

Johnny, I got something

for him and the b*tch...

...just in case they get smart.

That is a museum piece.

It don't look that old, does it?

How much would a little coin

like that cost?

Its current value is $77,280.

My God.

What the hell was that?

Okay, buddy.

What the hell do you think

you're doing?

- Please...

- Shut the f*** up!

You're late, a**hole.

Let's clean the place out!

Move your f***ing ass, pops!

Shut up and bag it, b*tch!

- Stupid f***er.

- No!

- What the f*** are you doing?

- The shithead hit the alarm.

- Cover the door, a**hole!

- Get the goods!

Okay, let's do it.

Come on, come get your share.

Hey, I got something for you, boy.

Come on, get the geek.

Get that f***ing geek!


Hey, fat boy, move your ass

and help with these bags.

What the hall happened?

Where's Mikey and Johnny?

They're right here, baby.

Open it up.

Well, they told me an old friend of mine

had made the house of D again.

Hell, I couldn't hardly believe it.

Had to come see for myself.

You know, Johnny, you ain't never

been much of sh*t to look at.

But at least up to now,

you ain't been altogether stupid.

And what I mean is,

you'll never even touch them.

You know it, and I know it.

You just tell me who they are

and where I can find them...

...and I'll take real good care of them

for both of us.

That old Mikey Chalmette...

Hell, he was just like

a big brother to you.

You and him spent

a lot of time together.

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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