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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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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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$500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Nick Cave had an idea for his first scene as Freak Storm: he would enter a bar and order a shot of tequila, but be told by the bartender that no salt was available. He would then grab a woman and lick her armpit. This was shot, but not included in the finished film. See more »

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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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7 out of 10
17 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Tom Dicillo, after Living in Oblivion and Box of Moonlight, has proved himself to be one of the best writers and directors in the business. This, his feature film debut as director, is a nice tale which is solid entertainment but not as good as his later films.

Brad Pitt looks a bit too pretty throughout the film (watch Living in Oblivion, the James LeGros character is a parody of Pitt) but there is a good supporting cast, and the film has some very good moments. Definitely worth watching. 7 out of 10


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