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Homer and Eddie Details


Director Andrei Konchalovsky comes a cropper with this mawkish road movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and James Belushi. Goldberg plays Edwina, an escaped mental patient with a brain tumor and only a month to live. Belushi is Homer, a retarded man abandoned by his parents when he was a child after a smack with a baseball bat rendered him an idiot. The two team-up when Homer takes off to Oregon to visit his parents and catch up on old times. Edwina agrees to drive him there to recover the $87 that Homer has stolen from her. As they drive down the American roadways, they bond, and Edwina is granted the shining love of Homer as she lapses into a coma. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1989


James Belushi
as Homer Lanza
Whoopi Goldberg
as Edwina "Eddie" Cervi
Karen Black
as Belle
John Waters
as Robber
Beah Richards
as Linda Cervi
Robert Glaudini
as Robber #2
James Thiel
as Twin #1
Andy Jarrell
Anne Ramsey
as Edna
Wayne Grace
as Preacher
Jack Goode, Jr.
as Tawdry Man
Jan Bina
as Wife at Fruit Stand
Harry Caesar
as Street Person
Vincent Schiavelli
as Priest
Tracey Walter
as Tommy Dearly
Katherine Barrese
as Waitress
Jimmie F. Skaggs
as Jesus #1
as Blonde
Barbara Pilavin Gelber
as Mrs. Lanza
Smitty Smith
as Man Shoveling Snow
Annie O'Donnell
as Wife at Pizza Joint
Mickey Jones
as Man at Pizza Joint
Angelo Bertolini
as Mr. Lanza
Tony Epper
as Gas Station Attendant
Nancy Parsons
as Maid
Logan Ramsey
Marjorie Bransfeld
as Betsy
Pruitt Taylor Vince
as Cashier
Pat Ast
as Maggie Sinclair
Jesse J. Donnelly
as Jesse
Michelle Milantoni
as Fat Woman in Pizza Joint
Ernestine McClendon
as Esther
Ed de Fusco
as Bobby French
Fritz Feld
as Mortician
Tad Horino
as Mickey
Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
as Man in Bar with Gun
Don Hanmer
as Cashier #2
Boris Aplon
as Driver in Fancy Car
Sebastian Massa
as Bartender
Lee Dupree
Nick LaTour
as Bar Customer
Jim Mapp
as Harmonica Player


Andrei Konchalovsky
James Cady
Moritz Borman
Patrick Cirillo
Lajos Koltai
Eduard Artemyev
Composer (Music Score)
David Chackler
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michel Levesque
Production Designer
Katherine Dover
Costume Designer