Barfly

Barfly (1987)

Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Sep 2, 1987  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Barfly is a 1987 American comedy drama film directed by Barbet Schroeder and starring Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway. The film is a semi-autobiography of poet/author Charles Bukowski during the time he spent drinking heavily in Los Angeles. The screenplay by Bukowski was commissioned by the French film director Schroeder, and it was published (with illustrations by the author) in 1984, when film production was still pending.

The Kino Flo light, now a ubiquitous tool in the film industry, was specially created by Robby Müller's electrical crew for a scene in this film, which would have been difficult to light using the conventional lampheads available at the time.

The film was "presented by" Francis Ford Coppola, and features a silent cameo appearance by Bukowski himself. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

Movie Info

Budget

$3,000,000

Box Office

$3,221,568

Themes

Tags

Alcoholism, Art/Music, Author, Bar, Bartender, Cult, Fight, Independent Film, Money, Paramedic, Poet, Prostitute, Visit

Attributes

Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: alcoholism

Alternate Titles

Bar kelebeği
TR
Barfly
AU, CA, DK, FR, GR, MX, PT, GB, US
Barfly - Amor Marginal
PT
Barfly - Baarikärpänen
FI
Barfly - Moscone da bar
IT
Barfly: Condenados pelo Vício
BR
Baro muse
LT
Ćma barowa
PL
El borracho
ES
Szenen eines wüsten Lebens
DE
Törzsvendég
HU
Барска мушица
RS
Завсідник бару
UA
Муха на бара
BG
Пьянь
, RU
バーフライ
JP