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Johnny Suede (1991)

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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Cast

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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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22 April 1992 (France)  »

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Джонни-замша  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Tom DiCillo developed the screenplay from a monologue he wrote and performed in New York City. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny takes the pistol cartridge out of the coffee cup and loads it into the revolver, you can see that the primer has a dent in it. This indicates that the cartridge has already been used, and that a bullet was simply pressed into the case, creating a dummy prop round. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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The struggles of an aspiring , clueless & unknown pop star
6 October 1998 | by (San Pedro, Calif.) – See all my reviews

It's very refreshing to see a quietly offbeat indy flick that isn't tripping over itself trying to be odd. This movie is a bit ragged around the edges, but rather then detract, this actually lends an enduring quality. Great acting throughout and the songs are funny and inspired, hitting just the right note of naiveté. You've got to love a guy who won't have a" band with no Bass", and it's got Tina Louise to boot! An all around great movie.


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