Barfly 1987 DVD
Charles Bukowski, the talented crown prince of self-abuse, wrote the
short stories upon which the surprisingly entertaining Barfly was based.
The film concentrates on alcoholic writer Mickey Rourke (the Bukowski
alter ego) who carries on a hate-hate relationship with bartender Frank
Stallone. Rourke makes the acquaintance of another of society's
castaways, Faye Dunaway, who in addition to being a souse is said to be
crazy. They move in together, even though Dunaway all but promises to be
unfaithful for the price
of a drink. Rourke has a chance to clean up his act when offered a large
commission for his writings by publisher Alice Krige. They too end up
in bed, each trying to change the other. The clarion call of the cheap
wine bottle overrides Rourke's half-hearted efforts to enter the
mainstream. Watch for author Charles Bukowski, as well as Fritz "Pop!"
Feld and Vance Colvig (who's made a career out of playing street people)
in Barfly bit parts.
- The Quality Rating is 9.0 out of 10
- Commercial free and
- This box set contains
1 DVD with Custom Artwork.
- These DVDs are region
free so they will play on any DVD player Worldwide and DVD-Rom, X-Box
or PS2 worldwide.