Director: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway, Alice Krige

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Charles Bukowski, the talented crown prince of self-abuse, wrote the short stories upon which the surprisingly entertaining Barfly was based. The film concentrates on alcoholic writer Mickey Rourke (the Bukowski alter ego) who carries on a hate-hate relationship with bartender Frank Stallone. Rourke makes the acquaintance of another of society's castaways, Faye Dunaway, who in addition to being a souse is said to be crazy. They move in together, even though Dunaway all but promises to be unfaithful for the price of a drink. Rourke has a chance to clean up his act when offered a large commission for his writings by publisher Alice Krige. They too end up in bed, each trying to change the other. The clarion call of the cheap wine bottle overrides Rourke's half-hearted efforts to enter the mainstream. Watch for author Charles Bukowski, as well as Fritz "Pop!" Feld and Vance Colvig (who's made a career out of playing street people) in Barfly bit parts.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2016
UPC: 5021456209880
Original Release: 1987
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 8,468

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rourke Henry Chinaski
Faye Dunaway Willa Wilcox
Alice Krige Tully Sorenson
Jack Nance Detective
J.C. Quinn Jim
Frank Stallone Eddie
Ronald G. Joseph Liquor Store Clerk
Julie "Sunny" Pearson Hooker in Bar
Wil Albert Carl
Roberta Bassin Lily
Carlos Cervantes Cop
Harry Cohn Rick
Rik Colitti Jack, The Window Washer
Michael Collins "Elbow Inn" Bartender
Vance Colvig Alcoholic Man
Peter Conti Cop
Fritz Feld Bum
Albert Henderson Louie
Damon Hines Black Kid
Gloria Le Roy Grandma Moses
Zeke Manners Roger
Sandy Martin Janice
Donald L. Norden Man in alley
Stacey Pickren Lady Manager
Joe Rice Old Man in Bar
Sandy Rose Louie's Woman
Debbie Lynn Ross Lovebird Woman
George Marshall Ruge Lovebird Man
Hal Shafer Mike
Pearl Shear Helen
Leonard Termo Harry
Joe Unger Ben
Pruitt Taylor Vince Joe
Lahmard J. Tate Black Kid

Technical Credits
Barbet Schroeder Director,Producer
Jack Baran Score Composer,Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Charles Bukowski Screenwriter
Milena Canonero Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Dean Set Decoration/Design
Eva Gardos Editor
Yoram Globus Executive Producer
Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Petur Hliddal Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Luddy Producer
Robert MacDonald Casting
Robby Müller Cinematographer
Pat Orseth Casting
Fred Roos Producer
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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Barfly 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's so frustrating. One of the all time greatest comedies around and it's not in print. What's up with that? Is there anyone we could petition to get this movie back on the market?