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Johnny Suede (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  22 April 1992 (France)
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A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.

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Dennis Parlato ...
Dalton
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Mrs. Fontaine
Michael Mulheren ...
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Wayne Maugans ...
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A struggling young musician and devoted fan of Ricky Nelson wants to be just like his idol and become a rock star.

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Keeping up an image can be a full time job.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language and elements of sexuality | See all certifications »
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$500,000 (estimated)
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Tom DiCillo insisted on casting the relatively unknown Brad Pitt over the objections of the producer, who wanted him to consider Timothy Hutton. Ironically, DiCillo was ultimately dissatisfied with Pitt's portrayal of Johnny as being "slow" or "stupid" instead of just childish. See more »

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Johnny Suede: [to the hand] Cut the caveman act man, don't you know you hold onto something tightest with an open hand?
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7 out of 10
17 June 1999 | by (Rotterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Tom Dicillo, after Living in Oblivion and Box of Moonlight, has proved himself to be one of the best writers and directors in the business. This, his feature film debut as director, is a nice tale which is solid entertainment but not as good as his later films.

Brad Pitt looks a bit too pretty throughout the film (watch Living in Oblivion, the James LeGros character is a parody of Pitt) but there is a good supporting cast, and the film has some very good moments. Definitely worth watching. 7 out of 10


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