R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.
Harold Angel calls Johnny Favorite "Johnny Golden Tonsils". Izzy's wife says that he was known as "the man with the golden tonsils"..
Johnny. Johnny. Johnny.
Harry direct dials a seven-digit phone number from a payphone. This wouldn't have been possible in the 1950s.
Scene during credits shows Mickey Rourke's character descending to 'Hell' inside of an elevator.
The American tv version, presumably in order to make up for time lost in editing the controversial sex scene, added footage that was not included in either the R or Unrated versions. The added footage was mostly made up of flashbacks to the war and other various oddities, and actually helped explain some of the more vague points of the movie.
$3,688,721 (USA) (8 March 1987)