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Johnny Handsome

Johnny Handsome

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman
 TriStar Pictures • Copyright 1989
On Display is the Brown Denim Jacket Worn by Mickey Rourke in the Movie.
A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kind doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his father-figure and sent him to prison.

 

Plot

John Sedley is a man with a disfigured face, mocked by others as "Johnny Handsome." He and a friend are double-crossed by two accomplices in a crime, Sunny Boyd and her partner Rafe, and a judge sends Johnny to jail, where he vows to get even once he gets out.
A surgeon named Fisher is looking for a guinea pig so he can attempt an experimental procedure in cosmetic surgery. Johnny, figuring he has nothing to lose, is given a new, nearly unrecognizable face before he is released back into society.
Lt. Drones, a dour New Orleans law enforcement officer, is not fooled by Johnny's new look or new life, even when Johnny lands an honest job and begins seeing Donna McCarty, a respectable woman who knows little of his past. The lieutenant tells Johnny right to his changed face that, on the inside, Johnny is still a hardened criminal and always will be.
The cop is correct. Johnny cannot forget or forgive his sworn vengeance against Sunny and Rafe, joining them for another job, which ends violently for all.

Cast

Mickey Rourke - John Sedley a.k.a. Johnny Handsome/Johnny Mitchell
Ellen Barkin - Sunny Boyd
Elizabeth McGovern - Donna McCarty
Morgan Freeman - Lt. A.Z. Drones
Forest Whitaker - Dr. Steven Fisher
Lance Henriksen - Rafe Garrett
Scott Wilson - Mikey Chalmette

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