Johnny Be Good (1988)




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Movie Info

Anthony Michael Hall stars as Johnny Walker, a much sought-after high school football star whom every collegiate program wants for their own.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 5, 2003
Orion Home Video

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as Johnny Walker

as Leo Wiggins

as Wayne Hisler

as Georgia Elkans

as Coach Sanders

as Wallace Gibson

as Chief Elkans

as Mrs. Walker

as Vinny Kroll

as Connie Hisler

as Bad Breath

as NCAA Investigator

as Pete Andropolous

as Himself

as Himself

as Grandpa Walker

as Pete Andropolous

as Lawanda Wade

as Joe Bob

as Gas Attendant

as Benny Figg

as Flick Weaver

as Jose Popupu

as Sorority Girl

as Recruiter Larry

as Recruiter Mike

as Girl at Motel

as Stripper

as Recruiter Lee

as Recruiter Linwood

as Mael Stripper

as Sorority Girl

as TV Reporter

as Randy Walker

as Stripper

as Raylene Walker

as Priest

as Army General

as Hari Krishna

as Pete Provolone

as Substitute

as Stripper

as Eunice Elkans

as Joanie Dorfman

as Jose Popupu

as Cheerleader #2

as Cheerleader #3

as Girl at Motel

as Pizza Boy

as Pizza Boy

as Hari Krishna

as Tupperware Lady

as Tupperware Lady

as Exterminator

as Bait Shop Owner

as Woman at Piermont

as Local TV Reporter

as Waitress at BBQ

as Bad Breath
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Be Good

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Two of the screenwriters, Steve Zacharias and Jeff Buhai, also wrote Revenge of the Nerds, so it's not surprising that they're more interested in tame teen-age fantasies than in social satire.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

If Chuck Berry were dead, he'd be spinning in his grave.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Johnny be worthless.

Full Review… | February 27, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Reflects the mentality of great swaths of artless, ignorant slobs.

Full Review… | August 7, 2007
Film Freak Central

It's not funny, it tells a surface story and nothing more, and there's no sense of effort to correct any of these deficiencies.

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Johnny Be Good

Wacky, Wild, and a HILLARIOUS made movie!!! (:

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

It's movies like this that give 80s teen flicks a bad reputation. The actors are good, but the dialogue and story are stupid and pointless. I hated this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

It's a slightly more sexed up and extreme version of the John Hughes formula, but in a good way. Anthony Michael Hall plays a great jock after being stereotyped as a shy nerd in most roles. RDJ also throws in a knockout as his kooky best friend. I liked the story because it had a real life feel to it and there were real consequences to everyone's actions. When it does get over the top, it's absolutely hilarious and a purely 80s experience.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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