Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Handsome Harry

Year: 2009
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

Handsome Harry
Handsome Harry
Handsome Harry
Handsome Harry
Handsome Harry

Called HANDSOME HARRY for his rakish good looks, Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) is celebrating his 52nd birthday. He is charming, smooth, and very well-liked by neighbors and friends. But he always seems to be holding back, not able to entirely connect with others in his life. He receives a call from Tom Kelly (Steve Buscemi), an old Navy buddy, who is on his deathbed and wanting to absolve himself of the guilt from a dark deed committed over 30 years ago during their early Navy days. That guilt pulls Harry to Tom's bedside, and then further to uncover the truth of that day and make good on Tom's request to track down the others involved, especially Cagan (Campbell Scott), against whom the act was committed. Each of the group has dealt with the past in his own way. Rheems (John Savage) is a wine-swilling real estate tycoon. Porter (Aidan Quinn) has turned pacifist professor and refuses to revisit the unpleasant memories. Gephardt (Titus Welliver) found God but not peace, as he can't forgive himself. As the full story emerges, Harry is forced to deal with his own truth. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. – C.C.P.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Nicholas T. Proferes

Bette Gordon

Bette Gordon began her career as a filmmaker as a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She teaches at Columbia University.

"Variety" (1983), "Luminous Motion" (1998), HANDSOME HARRY (2009)

Jamin O'Brien, Jamey Sheridan, Eric Goldman, Marilyn Haft

Nigel Bluck

Keiko Deguchi

Principal Cast
Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, Mariann Mayberry, Aidan Quinn, John Savage, Campbell Scott, Titus Welliver, Karen Young, Jayne Atkinson

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Community Partner

Plexus LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce

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