Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

Bud Smith (1988)

87min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's tough believing that Brat Pack geekmeister Anthony Michael Hall can even kick a ball, let alone be America's hottest football prospect in this substandard teen comedy posing as a cautionary tale. Hall just can't quite decide whether to take up numerous lucrative offers from talent scouts or drop the game to attend college with his sweetheart. It's not hard to guess what happens. Disappointing directorial debut for Flashdance editor Bud Smith who's guilty of treating the ethics of signing gifted high-school athletes as if it were merely another instalment of Porky's. Look out for Robert Downey Jr, Jennifer Tilly and Uma Thurman in pre-star roles.

Summary

An American football star is forced to choose between his friends and a scholarship at a prestigious college. Comedy, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr, Paul Gleason and Uma Thurman.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Walker Anthony Michael Hall
Coach Wayne Hisler Paul Gleason
Leo Wiggins Robert Downey Jr
N C A A Investigator Robert Downey Sr
Georgia Elkans Uma Thurman
Wallace Gibson Seymour Cassel
Coach Sanders Steve James (1)
Tex Wade Michael Greene
Connie Hisler Jennifer Tilly
Director Bud Smith
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy