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Tom DiCillo directed this surrealistic black comedy starring Brad Pitt as Johnny Suede, a young man with an attitude and an immense pompadour, who wants to be a rock n' roll star like his idol Ricky Nelson. He has all the stylistic accouterments, except a pair of black suede shoes. And one night, after leaving a nightclub, like manna from heaven, a pair of black suede shoes falls at his feet. Soon afterwards, the recently completed Johnny meets Darlette Alison Moir, a sultry bohemian whom he beds down for the ...
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Tom DiCillo directed this surrealistic black comedy starring Brad Pitt as Johnny Suede, a young man with an attitude and an immense pompadour, who wants to be a rock n' roll star like his idol Ricky Nelson. He has all the stylistic accouterments, except a pair of black suede shoes. And one night, after leaving a nightclub, like manna from heaven, a pair of black suede shoes falls at his feet. Soon afterwards, the recently completed Johnny meets Darlette Alison Moir, a sultry bohemian whom he beds down for the night. In spite of Darlette's abusive boyfriend with a gun, Johnny begins to see Darlette everyday. But when Johnny is forced to pawn his guitar for rent money, Darlette mysteriously leaves him. Johnny's pal Deke Calvin Levels fronts him the money to get his guitar out of hock, and the two form a band. Depressed about Darlette's desertion, he wanders aimlessly, and he meets Yvonne Catherine Keener, a woman much wiser than Johnny who teaches him that there are things in life much more important than a pair of black suede shoes. DiCillo based his independent comedy Living in Oblivion upon his experiences working with Brad Pitt on this film.
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All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
Began as a one-man show by writer/director Tom Di Cillo, Johnny Suede is a charming stylized fable of an innocent would-be rock star, played convincingly by Brad Pitt. The fact that Di Cillo would later base the arrogant idiot leading man Chad Palomino in Living in Oblivion on this experience with Pitt makes Johnny's deadpan naïveté that more funny. With no talent and a pompadour hairstyle of cartoon proportions, Johnny prefers to linger in the illusion of the '50s teen idol rather than join the bleak modern world. As the cinematographer for Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise, Di Cillo similarly captures a desolate landscape in a seemingly barren city with empty streets and crumbling architecture. Attempting to help out the hapless Johnny is Freak Storm (played humorously by Australian rocker Nick Cave) and the rooted-in-reality Yvonne (Catherine Keener). Johnny's rock star dreams rise and fall as he steps into some surreal moments that could take the story in an interesting direction, but never quite do. Particularly annoying are the scenes in which it is obvious that Brad Pitt and his short-lived band are not actually playing their instruments. On the whole, Johnny Suede succeeds as an entertaining deconstruction of the myth of the macho teen idol by revealing a moron in holey underwear who knows nothing about sex, appropriately played by Brad Pitt at a point in his career prior to his own idol status.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2005
  • UPC: 057373152652
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Johnny Suede
Calvin Levels Deke
Alison Moir Darlette
Catherine Keener Yvonne
Tina Louise Mrs. Fontaine
Nick Cave Freak Storm
Richard Boes Man in Tuxedo
Cheryl Costa Woman in Alley
Michael Luciano Mr. Clepp
Ralph Marrero Bartender
Wilfredo Giovanni Clark Slick
Peter McRobbie Flip Doubt
Ron Vawter Winston
Dennis Parlato Dalton
Michael Mulheren Fred Business
Wayne Maugans Ned Business
Joseph Barry Cowboy
John David Barone Bernard
Tom Jarmusch Conan
Samuel L. Jackson B-Bop
Evelyn Solann Old Woman
Ashley Gardner Ellen
Ahmed Ben Larby Cab Driver
Technical Credits
Tom DiCillo Director, Screenwriter
Laura Brock Art Director
Joe Desalvo Cinematographer
Jim Farmer Score Composer
Jessica Haston Costumes/Costume Designer
Yoram Mandel Producer
Rhett Morita Cinematographer
Geraldine Peroni Editor
Marcia Shulman Casting
Steven Starr Executive Producer
Gail Stayden Producer
Ruth Waldburger Executive Producer, Producer
Patricia Woodbridge Production Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I love you Brad!

    he was a sexy James Dean rebel guy in Johnny Suede his old gf broke up with him until he met a new girl Yvone they spent time together such a cool movie and i loved Brads hair in the film so so sexy mhmm he's so fine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sure why not...

    querky,surreal,just plain odd but also funny.the scene where the shoes drop from the sky struck me as extremly funny.go figure.buy this dvd if you want to see brad pitt in his underware (alot)or if you'd like to see how well gilligan's islands Tina louise has held up (very well thank you)and if you have an off beat sense of humor (like me).

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    Posted October 17, 2008

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