Homer and Eddie (1989)

Genres - Action, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Odd Couple Film, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Dec 25, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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accident, cross-country, handicap, killing, misfit, on-the-road, patient [medical], reunion, robbery, terminal-illness