A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »

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Paul Bunnell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Keenan ... Johnny X
Creed Bratton ... Mickey O'Flynn
De Anna Joy Brooks De Anna Joy Brooks ... Bliss
Reggie Bannister ... King Clayton
Les Williams ... Chip
Jed Rowen ... Sluggo
Kate Maberly ... Dandi Conners
Paul Williams ... Cousin Quilty
Kevin McCarthy ... The Grand Inquisitor
Heather R. Provost ... Lily Raquel (as Heather Provost)
Katherine Giaquinto ... Bobbi Socks
David Slaughter David Slaughter ... Marty
Morris Everett Morris Everett ... Paul
Rebecca Burchett Rebecca Burchett ... Hope
Sara Grigsby Sara Grigsby ... Annette
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny's former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, mind-bending uniform that gives the owner power over others. Along the way, there will be several highly stylized musical numbers, lots of genuinely humorous dialogue, and a wacky plot-twist or two, all beautifully captured on the very last of Kodak's black-and-white Plus-X film stock. Written by Anthony Craig Gilbert

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Not Rated
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Paul Bunnell scrambled to purchase the remaining EASTMAN PLUS-X Negative Film 5231 from Kodak shortly after it had been discontinued, making this the last feature to be shot with their fine grain black and white stock. See more »

Crazy Credits

During end titles: "PHOTOGRAPHED ON THE LAST OF KODAK'S EASTMAN PLUS-X BLACK & WHITE NEGATIVE FILM 5231". See more »

Alternate Versions

A director approved 91 minute version was shown on The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: The Schlocky Horror Picture Show: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X in 2015. See more »


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The Rumble
Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Performed by Will Keenan (uncredited), De Anna Joy Brooks (uncredited), Les Williams (uncredited), Katherine Giaquinto (uncredited), Sara Grigsby (uncredited), Rebecca Burchett (uncredited), Morris Everett (uncredited), David Slaughter (uncredited), Jed Rowen (uncredited), Lee Harris (uncredited), Christopher Metas (uncredited), Jim Newman (uncredited), Bruce Kimmel (uncredited)
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A Very Fun/Campy Retro Movie!!!!!
21 October 2013 | by tapennockSee all my reviews

I think this was a very fun retro movie and a tribute and spoof of the 1950's sci-fi and juvenile delinquent movies. Creed Bratton was very funny as a zombie entertainer. It has a GREAT look to it in scope and the 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The music is good and I really enjoyed this. Some of the film score and songs stayed with me many days later. It also was very nice to see Kevin McCarthy and Paul Williams in this movie. The very last film shot on Kodak Plus X 35mm black and white film stock. A very entertaining film. Very campy. I think this film will continue into the future as a major cult film. I am so glad it was shot on real film stock and not on digital format equipment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86, 28 October 2012

Gross USA:

$2,436

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,436
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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