Barfly

"Excellent"
Barfly

Facts and Figures

Run time: 100 mins

In Theaters: Friday 16th October 1987

Box Office Worldwide: $3.2M

Budget: $3M

Distributed by: Cannon Releasing

Production compaines: Golan-Globus Productions, Zoetrope Studios

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Henry Chinaski, as Wanda Wilcox, as Tully Sorenson, as Detective, J.C. Quinn as Jim, Frank Stallone as Eddie, as Joe

Barfly Review


Charles Bukowski's "crazy, beer-drinkin' wrestler" comes to life in the inimitable hands of Mickey Rourke, seen here with a nearly unidentifiable Faye Dunaway as his equally rundown muse. They drink, fight, steal corn, and drink some more. And that, director Barbet Schroeder, is life. Or some imitation of it, anyway. Rourke's performance has become the stuff of legend as he appears genuinely trashed throughout shooting, yet manages to blow none of his lines. Impressive.

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