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Rubber Johnny (2005)

An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy who morphs and moves to an Aphex Twin song. The experience gets weirder when he takes cocaine and everything gets out of control.

Director:

Chris Cunningham

Writer:

Aphex Twin (as Richard D. James)
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Percy Rutterford Percy Rutterford ... Johnny's Father (voice)
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Storyline

The title character is a boy whose bizarre skills frighten his caregivers. Due to his ability to contort his body into unnatural positions, he is kept locked in the family basement. With nothing more than a vivid imagination and a pitiful pet dog, he attempts to keep himself entertained. Written by Perry Seibert

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Резиновый Джонни See more »

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Warp Films, RSA Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Linsey Dawn McKenzie was supposed to be the female Rubber Johnny in a deleted scene, which featured both Rubber Johnnies playing outside really fast at night. A photo of her can be found in the booklet that accompanies the DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Aphex Twin: CIRKLON3 [ Kolkhoznaya Mix ] (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Afx237 v7
Written, Arranged, and Performed by Aphex Twin
Courtesy of Warp Records Limited (Europe) and Sire/WEA Records (non-Europe)
© 2001 Warp Records Limited
© 2001 Sire Records Group Inc. for the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States excluding Europe
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A very well done short film.
16 January 2006 | by StonedwithoutdopeSee all my reviews

Altogether this is an enjoyable little movie but you can really enjoy it if you imagine it as real life footage. Chris Cunningham and his crew make this out as if they are filming actual footage of a deformed teenager and if you know the back story it can strike your brain as fairly disturbing. They do it well.

This shows footage of a severely deformed super flexible teenager living in solitude in his dark basement where his parents keep him due to being ashamed of him. All he has for company is his frightened dog. This will show his reaction to someone trying to get through to him and a little dance number to keep himself occupied in his dull life.

Overall this is a great little enjoyable film and spooky at that. Bravo Chris Cunningham, you rock.


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