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Johns (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  31 January 1997 (USA)
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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 »

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John
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Donner
Tony Epper ...
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Danny Cohen
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Homeless John
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Mikey
Joshua Schaefer ...
David (as Josh Schaefer)
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Tourist Mom
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X-Mas Junkie
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Mr. Popper (as Richard Timothy Jones)
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Paul Truman
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Manny Gould
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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>

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

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

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$50,789 (USA) (31 January 1997)
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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.
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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 »

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References True Grit (1969) See more »

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Black Night
(1951)
Written by Jessie Mae Robinson
Performed by Charles Brown
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Small but powerful movie
8 August 1999 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

There is much to recommend in this small, well made and excellently acted movie. David Arquette gives a wonderfully charismatic performance though at times almost parodying a young Robert De Niro. The film resembles "Midnight Cowboy" in its portrayal of friendship and support in the harsh world of street hustling and the dream of escaping to a better place. Director Scott Silver elicits fine performance from all and manages to convey the atmosphere of Los Angeles street life. There are lapses here and there, but the overall effect makes this a film well worth watching.


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