Johnny Be Good (1988)

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Johnny Be Good: Directed by Bud S. Smith. With Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman. Johnny’s the top high-school football player and many colleges want him. His girlfriend, coach and best friend want him in the college, serving themselves most.

“There is one good scene in this movie, and itu0026#39;s pretty good. Anthony Michael Hall has just been on a recruitment tour of private colleges who want to give him football scholarships and he has come back to his hometown to negotiate a deal with the athletic director of a public university. The interplay between the two, especially the unspoken lines, is done beautifully.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOther than that, this is a pretty standard (sub-standard) teen flick posing as a cautionary tale. I think this movie wanted to be a comedic version of u0026quot;All the Right Movesu0026quot;, but didnu0026#39;t have the guts to tell a real story.”


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