Barfly (1987)

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1987-09-02
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 150 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Golan-Globus Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Downtrodden writer Henry and distressed goddess Wanda aren't exactly husband and wife: they're wedded to their bar stools. But they like each other's company- and Barfly captures their giddy, gin-soaked attempts to make a go of life on the skids.

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  • Mickey Rourke

    as Henry Chinaski
  • Faye Dunaway

    as Wanda Wilcox
  • Alice Krige

    as Tully Sorenson
  • Jack Nance

    as Detective
  • J. C. Quinn

    as Jim
  • Frank Stallone

    as Eddie
  • Sandy Martin

    as Janice
  • Roberta Bassin

    as Lilly
  • Gloria LeRoy

    as Grandma Moses
  • Joe Unger

    as Ben
  • Harry Cohn

    as Rick
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince

    as Joe
  • Joe Rice

    as Old Man in Bar
  • Julie 'Sunny' Pearson

    as Hooker in Bar
  • Donald L. Norden

    as Man in Alley
  • Wil Albert

    as Carl
  • Hal Shafer

    as Mike
  • Zeke Manners

    as Roger
  • Pearl Shear

    as Helen
  • Rik Colitti

    as Jack, The Window Washer
  • Michael Collins

    as "Elbow Inn" Bartender
  • Ronald G. Joseph

    as Liquor Store Clerk
  • Damon Hines

    as Black Kid
  • Lahmard J. Tate

    as Black Kid
  • Gary Carlos Cervantes

    as Cop
  • Peter Conti

    as Cop
  • Vance Colvig

    as Alcoholic Man
  • Stacey Pickren

    as Lady Manager
  • Leonard Termo

    as Harry
  • Gary Cox

    as Lenny
  • Fritz Feld

    as Bum
  • Albert Henderson

    as Louie
  • Sandy Rose

    as Louie's Woman
  • Madalyn Carol

    as Young Girl Hooker
  • George Marshall Ruge

    as Loverbird Man
  • Debbie Lynn Ross

    as Loverbird Woman
Directing Barbet Schroeder Director
Production Yoram Globus Executive Producer
Production Menahem Golan Executive Producer
Production Tom Luddy Producer
Production Fred Roos Producer
Production Barbet Schroeder Producer
Camera Robby Müller Director of Photography
Editing Éva Gárdos Editor
Sound Jack Baran Original Music Composer
Writing Charles Bukowski Screenplay
Crew Francis Ford Coppola Presenter
Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume Design
Art Bob Ziembicki Production Design
Production Jack Baran Associate Producer
Production Rony Yacov Executive In Charge Of Production
Editing Denise de Casabianca Editorial Consultant
Production Robert MacDonald Casting
Production Pat Orseth Casting
Production Nancy Lara-Hansch Casting
Crew Webster Whinery Stunt Coordinator
Camera Chris Lombardi First Assistant Camera
Camera Rob Sweeney Second Assistant Camera
Camera Peter Jensen Steadicam Operator
Crew Michael Adams Stunts
Crew Steven Lambert Stunts
Crew Steve Kelso Stunts
Crew Buddy Van Horn Stunts
Crew George Marshall Ruge Stunts
Crew Debbie Lynn Ross Stunts
Crew Diane Hetfield Stunts
Crew Diane Peterson Stunts
Lighting Frieder Hocheim Gaffer
Lighting Gary H. Swink Best Boy Electrician
Lighting Jim Grce Electrician
Lighting Peter Pearce Electrician
Camera Paul Ferrara Key Grip
Camera Mike Hodges Best Boy Grip
Camera Bill Bumby Dolly Grip
Camera David Sireika Jr. Grip
Sound Petur Hliddal Sound Mixer
Sound Douglas Axtell Boom Operator
Art Lisa Dean Set Decoration
Art Frank Viviano Construction Coordinator