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Nice Guy Johnny -- Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life.
Nice Guy Johnny -- Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer set on turning a weekend in the Hamptons into an eye-opening fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke, who challenges Johnny to make the toughest decision of is life.

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Edward Burns (written by)
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Sometimes nice guys finish first.
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Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Ed Burns, Tom Rothman headline Sundance Film Festival juries
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A Gentle Gem of a Film See more (17 total) »

Cast

 

Max Baker ... Max

Kerry Bishé ... Brooke

Edward Burns ... Uncle Terry

Matt Bush ... Johnny Rizzo

Brian Delate ... Frank

Marsha Dietlein ... Nicole

Harper Dill ... Maggie

Michele Harris ... Amy

Jay Patterson ... Dr. Meadows

Vanessa Ray ... Best Friend

Callie Thorne ... Roseanne

Anna Wood ... Claire

Directed by
Edward Burns 
 
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Edward Burns .... producer
Benjamin Cheah .... co-producer
Mike Harrop .... co-producer
Aaron Lubin .... producer
Brigette Hassan Lubin .... associate producer
Nicolas Newbold .... co-producer
William Rexer .... producer
Zak Tucker .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
P.T. Walkley 
 
Cinematography by
William Rexer 
 
Film Editing by
Janet Gaynor 
 
Casting by
Maribeth Fox 
 
Art Department
Scott Kawczynski .... titles art direction and design
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Eric Hirsch .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Mike Poppleton .... sound effects editor
Gregg Swiatlowski .... adr recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski .... sound editor
 
Editorial Department
Gladys Murphy .... assistant editor
Zak Tucker .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ruy García .... music consultant
 
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Adam Rackoff .... special thanks
 

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At the beginning of the film, lead character "Johnny" takes an on-air call from Danville, California. This is a reference to the hometown of Edward Burns' wife Christy Turlington.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny Rizzo:I know what you're trying to do, Uncle Terry, and I'm not interested, okay?
Uncle Terry:[Raises his arms in mock innocence] Wait, you're not interested in spending a little quality time with your uncle?
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Gentle Gem of a Film, 2 December 2010
Author: gradyharp from United States

NICE GUY JOHNNY is another offbeat, casual story written and directed by the inimitable Edward Burns. It boasts a good story, some very fine actors, and carries a message that we all too often forget. This is that polished little gem of a film that surprises the viewer with its quiet manner and message.

Johnny Rizzo (Matt Bush, a VERY promising your actor) spends his nights as a radio sports talk show host, a career he loves but one that his fiancée Claire (Anna Wood) feels is not a money maker and has made Johnny promise that if by age 25 he does not make at least $50,000. a year, he must go to work in a cardboard factory. That time has come and Johnny reluctantly prepares for his interview for the 'new job'. Johnny is nice, loves, Claire, but is frustrated at the promise he's made. Enter Johnny's philandering Uncle Terry (Ed Burns) who wants Johnny to stay with his dream of being a radio host and in order to try to dissuade the ardently faithful Johnny, Uncle Terry invites him for a weekend at the Hamptons. There Terry, unknown to Johnny, uses the home of one of his married 'regulars' and encourages Johnny to have a last fling before his upcoming marriage and before he goes for an interview for the cardboard job. Johnny is nice and respectful and will not jeopardize his relationship with Claire. But he meets a tennis pro Brooke (Kerry Bishé) and soon finds himself in an innocent but apparently compromising position with Brooke: Brooke respects Johnny's engagement status but finds him different and more real and honest than most men and tries her best to win him over. But Johnny rides the waves of discontent his night away form Claire cause, and at Terry's insistence and Brooke's influence makes a decision that changes his life.

The script is sharp, tightly written, and the acting by everyone in the small cast is first rate. Matt Bush is a very fine new actor who is able to stand his own with the pro Edward Burns very well. By the end of the film nice guy Johnny has completely won our hearts - and makes us wish we had the thoughtful courage of this lad to alter our own lives. Very fine film.

Grady Harp

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