Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good (1988)

Every college in the country wants Johnny. 'Cause when he's good he's very very good. And when he's bad he's better.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1988-03-22
  • User Rating: 4.5/10 from 120 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Bud S. Smith
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From 120 Ratings


It's recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career?

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  • Anthony Michael Hall

    as Johnny Walker
  • Robert Downey Jr.

    as Leo Wiggins
  • Uma Thurman

    as Georgia Elkans
  • Paul Gleason

    as Wayne Hisler
  • Steve James

    as Coach Ned Sanders
  • Jennifer Tilly

    as Connie Hisler
  • Seymour Cassel

    as Wallace Gibson
  • Marshall Bell

    as Chief Elkans
  • Deborah May

    as Mrs. Walker
  • Robert Downey Sr.

    as NCAA Investigator
  • John Hawkes

    as Pizza Boy #1
  • John Pankow

    as Lou Landers
  • Michael Greene

    as Tex Wade
  • Michael Alldredge

    as Vinny Kroll
  • Jon Stafford

    as Bad Breath
  • Peter Koch

    as Pete Andropolous
  • Howard Cosell

    as Himself
  • Jim McMahon

    as Himself
  • George Hall

    as Grandpa Walker
  • Lucianne Buchanan

    as Lawanda Wade
  • Tony Frank

    as Joe Bob
  • Tim Rossovich

    as Gas Attendant
  • Traci-Ann Dutton

    as Girl at Motel
  • Barbara Cecka

    as Girl at Motel
  • Karen Cecka

    as Girl at Motel
  • Hayley Ladner

    as Juicy Dorfman
  • Chris Dunn

    as Flick Weaber
  • Lawrence Wolf

    as Recruiter Larry
  • Michael Colyar

    as Recruiter Mike
  • Lee Ritchey

    as Recruiter Lee
  • Linwood Walker

    as Recruiter Linwood
  • Ted Dawson

    as TV Reporter
  • Adam Faraizl

    as Randy Walker
  • Megan Morris

    as Raylene Walker
  • Jack Gould

    as Priest
  • Dennis Letts

    as Army General
  • Craig Tonelson

    as Pete Provolone
  • John Cunningham

    as Substitute
  • Denise Thorsen

    as Eunice Elkans
  • Holly Harrington

    as Cheerleader #2
  • Philisha Sanders

    as Cheerleader #3
  • Scott Bate

    as Pizza Boy #2
  • Michael Lorre

    as Hare Krishna #1 (as Michael Petty)
  • Van Dykes

    as Hare Krishna #2
  • Thethia Hanson

    as Tupperware Lady #1
  • Clara Paul

    as Tupperware Lady #2
  • Harlan Jordan

    as Exterminator
  • Harvey Christiansen

    as Bait Shop Owner
  • Doris Hargrave

    as Woman at Piermont
  • Gary G. DeLaune

    as Local TV Reporter
  • Catherine Alexander

    as Waitress at BBQ
  • Thomas Patti

    as Chauffeur (as Thomas Anthony Patti)
  • Randall Rudd

    as Extra
  • Mike Alvarado III

    as Crowd (uncredited)
  • Michael Joseph Dean

    as TX Band Member keyboards and vocals (uncredited)
  • Yvonne Falcon

    as Football Fan (uncredited)
  • Gregory Lee Knowles

    as TX Band Member bass and vocals (uncredited)
  • John Pankow

    as Lou Landers (uncredited)
  • Carolyn B. Rider

    as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Jacqueline Stallings

    as Pool Party Girl (uncredited)
  • R.C. Thorne

    as High School Student (uncredited)
Directing Bud S. Smith Director
Writing Steve Zacharias Writer
Writing Jeff Buhai Writer
Writing David Obst Writer
Editing M. Scott Smith Editor
Camera Robert D. Yeoman Director of Photography
Sound Jay Ferguson Music
Art Sharon Seymour Art Direction
Art Dorree Cooper Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Susie DeSanto Costume Design
Art Gregg Fonseca Production Design
Crew Doug Coleman Stunts
Crew Russell Towery Stunt Coordinator