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High-school quarterback Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall) is being courted by elite colleges nationwide. To get the sports star to enroll, an army of recruiters entices him with everything a young, hormonal teenager could want. While his best friend, Leo Wiggins (Robert Downey Jr.), advises him to wait for the most lucrative offer, Johnny's girlfriend, Georgia Elkans (Uma Thurman), wants him to attend their state college -- with her. The trouble is the state school has offered him nothing.

Cast & Crew

Paul Gleason
Wayne Hisler
Uma Thurman
Georgia Elkans
Steve James
Coach Sanders
Seymour Cassel
Wallace Gibson
Jeff Buhai
Executive Producer
David Obst
Executive Producer
Steve Zacharias
Executive Producer
Jay Ferguson
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Judas Priest
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5) | Rotten (15)

Audience Reviews for Johnny Be Good

  • Jun 10, 2011
    2-3 Great actors in their youth plus Paul Gleason. This pretty much sums it up: Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "The people who made this movie should be ashamed of themselves." I couldn't have said it any better Roger.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2011
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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
  • Jun 19, 2010
    I always like Anthony Michael Hall in the 80's and this being one of hes lead role in playing not a nerd(like in the breakfast club or weird science) its pretty different for him at the time.And one of hes last movies till he disappeared until hes come back years later in the tv series The Dead Zone.The movie itself is ok and typical of the times there are some funny moments but not enough and Hall is ok but not really that fun to watch.Its Robert Downey Jr in a early role who stands out and the late and great Paul Gleason knocks a few laughs. And there's a very early role from Uma Thurman who lets just say that her acting gets better through the years.
    Brian D Super Reviewer

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