MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 588 this week

Johns (1996)

 -  Drama  -  31 January 1997 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,443 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 23 critic

It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 693 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 27 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Johns" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Johns (1996)

Johns (1996) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Johns.

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Mod Squad (1999)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Silver
Stars: Claire Danes, Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Terry is a suicidal voyeur who treats a dying addict to a final binge, but Terry will only do this if he promises to kill him.

Director: Finn Taylor
Stars: David Arquette, Brad Hunt, Cathy Moriarty
Spark (1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An urban black couple (Terrence Howard, Nicole Parker) traveling via back roads from Chicago to LA has a car breakdown in a backwater town where everyone is white trailer trash and racial ... See full summary »

Director: Garret Williams
Stars: Terrence Howard, Nicole Ari Parker, Brendan Sexton III
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Violet, a fiesty 15 year-old who prefers the nickname "Scooter" , decides to run away from her boring life in a small town and goes to visit with the father she has never seen. She believes... See full summary »

Director: Richard Turner
Stars: Caleb Packham, May Lloyd, David Franklin
Fall Time (1995)
Drama | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.

Director: Paul Warner
Stars: Steve Alden, David Arquette, Stephen Baldwin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Four friends play an evening game of dominoes, drink, and talk about women. As Glenn asks, who would know that such a good time would turn into this? Each one is going through or has ... See full summary »

Director: Kennedy Goldsby
Stars: Glenn Plummer, Terrence Howard, Clyde Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Vincent Dieutre
Stars: Andrzej Burzynski, Hubert Geiger, Vincent Dieutre
Twist (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie
Mila Caos (2011)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Every weekend at an illegal drag show in a suburb of Havana, Sebastián, a 17 year old Cuban teenager, transforms into »Mila Caos«. He suffers from his mother's indifference and dreams that one day she will see him on stage.

Director: Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau
Stars: Yaniel Castillo, Rebecca Rodriguez Aragón, Paula Ali
Changes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Tomás Rehorek
Stars: Alena Ambrová, Petra Hrebícková, Petr Jenista
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A thriller about a man, Dr Wolcott, who is wrongfully acquitted of charges that he molested his daughter, Dinah. The deputy district attorney, Joey, takes Dinah with her seeking refuge from... See full summary »

Director: H. Anne Riley
Stars: Claire Rankin, Julian McMahon, Alexandra Kyle
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Felix finds a young man by the beach. He takes him home to take care of him, he then realizes he has scales on his back.

Director: Chucho E. Quintero
Stars: Marco Adrián Cano, Juan Carlos Ceballos
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John
...
Donner
Tony Epper ...
...
Danny Cohen
...
Homeless John
...
Mikey
Joshua Schaefer ...
David (as Josh Schaefer)
...
Al
...
Eli
Ruth Silver ...
Tourist Mom
...
Nikki
...
X-Mas Junkie
...
Mr. Popper (as Richard Timothy Jones)
...
Paul Truman
...
Manny Gould
Edit

Storyline

It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug dealer to pay the bill, but as he's sleeping that morning, someone steals his shoes right off his feet, with the money in them. Meanwhile, Donner, a lad new to the streets, wants John to leave the city with him for Camelot, a theme park in Branson, MO, where they'll work as lifeguards. John spends the day trying to hustle the money for the hotel, avoid Jimmy the Warlock, keep his girl friend placated, and figure out how to deal with Donner's friendship. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

money | hotel | shoe | prostitute | birthday | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language, and for some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johns - katu antaa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$50,789 (USA) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$50,789 (USA) (31 January 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Scott Silver researched his script by offering $20 to rent boys to tell him tales of their lives on the street. See more »

Quotes

Donner: I am not a prostitute. I am an entertainer. I do not go in for violence.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The director would like to thank: ... and all the hustlers who shared their stories for $20 - John, Kurtis, Justin, Craig, John, Nikki, David, Scott, Sal and Sal. See more »

Connections

References True Grit (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Hymn: Ave Maris Stella
Written by Anonymous
Performed by Anonymous &
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sad and powerful
25 August 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a metaphorical story about people's dreams as they

search for themselves and some meaning to life. There are

interesting symbols throughout the movie: Camelot as a

mythical, far-away perfect place; Christmas as a time of

birth and rebirth; the painted mural of the 10 Commandments as the "writing on the wall"; looking for a

room at the inn (the hotel); the wounds and the tattoos of

a tear and a heart; and the gaining and loss of time (watches).

The performances are convincing and powerful. The theme

seems to be in the song that Homeless John sings towards

the end about how the "world treats you mean" but there is

hope in rebirth. The movie is an odd use of all the symbolism to give a sad picture of street hustlers who,

like all people, seem lonely and in search of something

more meaningful in life.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i was one of the cast artchristophertrujillo
Can't find a copy! pinnebarn
Jesus Christ voidasunder
Discuss Johns (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?