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Johnny Handsome (Carolco Pictures, 1989)

Johnny Handsome is a 1989 American crime drama directed by Walter Hill and based on the novel The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome by John Godey. The film starred Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Forest Whitaker and Morgan Freeman.

John Sedley (Rourke) is a man with a disfigured face and mocked as “Johnny Handsome.” He is double-crossed by accomplices in a crime (Barkin) and sent to jail. There he meets a surgeon (Whitaker) looking for a guinea pig. After his release he tries to go straight, but his yearning for revenge becomes too strong to ignore.

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