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Johnny Be Good (1988)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 25 March 1988 (USA)
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It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent ... See full summary »

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Bud S. Smith (as Bud Smith)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Michael Hall ... Johnny Walker
Robert Downey Jr. ... Leo Wiggins
Paul Gleason ... Wayne Hisler
Uma Thurman ... Georgia Elkans
Steve James ... Coach Sanders
Seymour Cassel ... Wallace Gibson
Michael Greene ... Tex Wade
Marshall Bell ... Chief Elkans
Deborah May ... Mrs. Walker
Michael Alldredge ... Vinny Kroll
Jennifer Tilly ... Connie Hisler
Jon Stafford ... Bad Breath
Peter Koch ... Pete Andropolous
Howard Cosell ... Himself
Jim McMahon Jim McMahon ... Himself
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Storyline

It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career? Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Every college in the country wants Johnny. 'Cause when he's good he's very very good. And when he's bad he's better.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny portate bien... See more »

Filming Locations:

Alamo Heights, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,249,388, 27 March 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,550,399
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene where Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) is drumming, you can clearly see a Charles Chaplin poster. Robert Downey Jr. (Leo Wiggins) played Chaplin in Chaplin (1992). See more »

Goofs

When Johnny is playing the drums during the credits, the Charlie Chaplin image on the poster in the background starts out looking to the right and Johnny's hi-hat cymbal is on the left. During subsequent shots back to this scene, the poster and the hi-hat cymbal reverse position several times (i.e., the image in the poster looks to the left then to the right, the hi-hat cymbal appears on the right and then on the left.). See more »

Quotes

Georgia Elkans: Well. Since you're not going to speak, you WILL rub my feet.
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Alternate Versions

Theatrical version was rated PG-13. Video version features additional footage and has been "re-rated R." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

If There's Any Justice
Written by Steve Diamond and Sam Lorber
Performed by Floria
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Fun 80's film, if you enjoy Hall and Downey, Jr having fun
22 February 2006 | by wally_g22See all my reviews

One of my favs of all time. I enjoy it every time I watch it. No, it's not Oscar material, but it is fun. And it has Uma, who looks better in this movie than anything she has ever been in. If you looking for a serious movie dealing with college recruiting, then this is not for you..but it is entertaining to watch Downey and Hall act retarded, they're probably drunk the entire movie, but it is still fun..And Gleason is great as usual. He seems to still scenes in every movie he's in.. The strip club scene, which is cut out on TNT and comedy central is pretty good. Plus, it has a cameo by the punky QB..Lighten up. It's just a goofy 80's movie. Beside, Hall passed up on Farris Bueller and Full Metal Jacket for this..So it must be good, Right..


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