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Johnny Be Good (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  25 March 1988 (USA)
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It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »

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It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career? Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Every college in the country wants Johnny. 'Cause when he's good he's very very good. And when he's bad he's better.

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$17,550,399 (USA)
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Playing on the drive-in screen is non other than a scene from Putney Swope (1969) which was both written and directed by Robert Downey Sr.. See more »

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Johnny Walker: [in agony] I broke my dick, Coach.
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Great 80's Comedy
15 February 2003 | by (NJ) – See all my reviews

I don't know why there are so many bad comments from people about this movie, I laugh through the entire movie. Robert Downey Jr. gives one his funniest performances I have ever seen as Hall's sidekick oddball friend and Anthony Michael Hall is surprisingly good at playing the "super-jock" role. Paul Gleason, the principal from The Breakfast Club, is hilarious as the high school coach trying to get a college job and Uma Thurman isn't bad as Hall's girlfriend. The best parts of the movie happen when Hall and Downey Jr. are interacting, and the joke they play on Gleason when he is home is so funny. Don't take this movie seriously, it's not intended to have any deep theoretical meaning; it's just supposed to make you laugh.


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