Johnny Handsome (Mickey Rourke) is a small time crook with a grotesquely deformed face. When thrown in prison for a crime he did not do, he befriends a kind doctor (Forest Whitaker) who believes that Handsome would change his ways if he had a normal face. Handsome undergoes plastic surgery and reappears unrecognisable to anyone who knows him. When given parole it seems that Johnny plans to live a straight life.......until the past catches up and shows that he only has one aim: to fulfil his revenge on the man who set him up.
A cops and robbers film with personality
- Johnny Handsome review by JD
Whitaker and Rourke put in memorable performances and the main theme of whether a face makes a person is very well laid out. Most of the film however is just cops and robbers with the usual shoot outs.