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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny Suede
Richard Boes ... Man in Tuxedo
Cheryl Costa ... Woman in Alley
Michael Luciano ... Mr. Clepp
... Deke
... Freak Storm
Ralph Marrero ... Bartender
Wilfredo Giovanni Clark ... Slick
... Darlette
... Flip Doubt
... Winston
Dennis Parlato ... Dalton
... Mrs. Fontaine
Michael Mulheren ... Fred Business
Wayne Maugans ... Ned Business
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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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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A few weeks into filming, Tom DiCillo fired the original Director of Photography after finding all of the footage shot to be worthless. When confronted with this, DiCillo claims he confessed to deliberately sabotaging the film, due to jealousy. 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

Spoofed in Living in Oblivion (1995) See more »

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Keener at her best
10 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the very early films in which Catherine Keener appears, and if you are among her growing population of admirers, this film is amust see. Keener has never been better, except maybe in "Living in Oblivion". Aside from that, this film is about as forgettable as an offbeat film can be. Annoying at times, there are some bright spots in this film that make it worthwhile as a whole.


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