Well, here’s a little detour into a world of drama, and Handsome Harry is a movie that is targeting a lot of groups. There are no notable achievements behind the director and writer but they managed to create an excellent flick, perfectly paced and unraveling the story in just the right moments thus hooking up viewers to watch it till the end. Jamey Sheridan was excellent as an ex-navy guy in this indie production that looks surprisingly good and a special treat is, as always, great performance by Steve Buscemi. The rest of the cast is also pretty familiar, consisting mainly of seasoned actors that reached their peak in the eighties. With a subject that is a bit controversial, even in these days, Handsome Harry with its deep, compelling characters and engaging story is definitely something that you might wanna check out.

Harry Sweeney is a simple and charming guy, even at the age of 52. He runs an electric repair shop in a small town living alone after his divorce and enjoying the slow and mundane life. This will change when his navy buddy Thomas Kelley calls him from the hospital. Kelley is dying and doesn’t have much time left and being in poor health he asks Harry for one last favour, to try and contact David Kagan, one of their navy buddies and apologize for a terrible accident that happened a long time ago. Although he isn’t too happy to oblige, he accepts his request, and the mystery of events that happened a long time ago soon starts to clear with surprising results…

Director: Bette Gordon

Cast: Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, Campbell Scott, Titus Welliver, Bill Sage

Fun Facts:   Jamey Sheridan is actually a really passionate jazz fan

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1318001/

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