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Friday, July 17, 2009

Movie of the Week - Johnny Be Good (1988)

I chose this movie out of Anthony Michael Hall's 80's credits because the other ones were just too easy too choose. Also, for the once and future star power of the cast.

Johnny Be Good as a movie was fair. It had it's funny moments and is definitely an enjoyable 80's movie to sit and watch if you have nothing better to do. However, the real reason to watch the movie is to see a pre-stardom Robert Downey Jr. and Uma Thurman. They both performed very well with an average, at best, script.

Hall was decent in the movie, as well, even though this was about the point in his career where he started a decline. I'm glad to see him back on the map after a 5 year run on the television series Dead Zone and a role in the blockbuster Batman movie The Dark Knight.

Other notable appearances in this movie by Jennifer Tilley, Paul Gleason (The Breakfast Club), Jim McMahon (Chicago Bears QB), Howard Cosell and Robert Downey Sr. (NCAA investigator).

I'll be typin' at ya later,
Bob the Blogger


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