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Johns (1996)

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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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Scott Silver

Writer:

Scott Silver
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... John
Lukas Haas ... Donner
Tony Epper Tony Epper ... Santa Claus
John C. McGinley ... Danny Cohen
Keith David ... Homeless John
Wilson Cruz ... Mikey
Joshua Schaefer Joshua Schaefer ... David (as Josh Schaefer)
Sydney Lassick ... Al
Chris Gartin ... Eli
Ruth Silver Ruth Silver ... Tourist Mom
Alanna Ubach ... Nikki
N'Bushe Wright ... X-Mas Junkie
Richard T. Jones ... Mr. Popper (as Richard Timothy Jones)
Richard Kind ... Paul Truman
Elliott Gould ... Manny Gould
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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>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

First Look Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imiennicy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,789, 2 February 1997

Gross USA:

$50,789
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bandeira Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 20 days in and around Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

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


Soundtracks

Silent Night, Holy Night (1818)
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
English lyrics anonymous
Played and Sung often in the background
Sung a cappella by carollers at Manny's house
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Very good movie:
1 January 1999 | by Rick-135See all my reviews

A sweet and realistic picture with a very sad and tragic ending. I have always liked David Arquette and I think he's a very good actor but he does make a lot of mistakes in choosing some very bad roles in awful films (he deserves better then the kind of work he's been getting offered) but in the case of this movie,he made a very good decision and proved to me that he is the best actor of the Arquette family. The man has talent.


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