Henry Chinaski (Rourke) is a poet and alcoholic in the 1960s and 1970s who spends most of his time drinking. Occasionally he picks a fight with a feisty bartender like Eddie (Stallone). One night at the Golden Horn he notices a weathered, former beauty of an alcoholic named Wanda Wilcox (Dunaway), and they hook up, hang out, drink and talk. Mostly the movie just shows their lives and milieu without moral or judgment. Eventually a gorgeous editor (Krige) who has published some of Henry's work shows up and gets mixed up in his sordid life. Charles Bukowski wrote this highly autobiographical story, which was directed in 1987 by Barbet Schroeder. Mostly, it's grimy and good, although the editor babe subplot -- especially a catfight with Wanda -- strains credulity. Rourke and Dunaway are awesome.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus