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Johns (1997)




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In this tragic tale, a disparate pair of male hookers ply their trade on Santa Monica Boulevard on Christmas Eve. When John's money is stolen, he sets to regain his stash. After doing some business, John runs into gay adolescent Donny, who offers to turn tricks for him.
Art House & International , Drama
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Lukas Haas
as Donner
Arliss Howard
as John Cardoza
Keith David
as Homeless John
Wilson Cruz
as Mikey
Terrence Howard
as Jimmy the Warlock
Elliott Gould
as Manny Gould
John C. McGinley
as Danny Cohen
Richard Kind
as Paul Truman
Harper Roisman
as Old Man
Richard T. Jones
as Mr. Popper
Louis Mustillo
as John Wayne
Tony Epper
as Santa Claus
Ruth Silver
as Tourist Mom
Kurtis Kunzler
as Young Hustler
Nina Siemaszko
as Tiffany the Prostitute
Craig Bierko
as Christmas Preacher on Radio
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Critic Reviews for Johns

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Gritty, grim and not wholly believable

October 7, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

A random, but likable knock-off of a Gus Van Sant picture.

April 28, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Although far from perfect, johns is an edgy and powerful motion picture.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Johns

This movie is slow moving, and pretty bleak, but I did stay interested throughout and thought the acting was pretty good. I can't imagine I'll remember much about this years from now, nor will I be likely to watch it again, but it's a decent way to pass an hour and a half, which is more than can be said for some of the other movies I've watched lately.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

David Arquette and Lukas Haas co-star in this indie flick, about an LA street hustler, who enlists the aid of a smitten comrade to help him replenish his stolen cash. pretty good little flick. ** review to be continued **

Mare Q
Mare Q

I saw the ending coming before it happened, because they pretty much gave it away in the beginning. Funny how a straight girl can't really get into a movie about gay male prostitutes. And I kept wondering if Courtney Cox has seen it.

Cindy F
Cindy F

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