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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical | 3 March 2012 (USA)
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »

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Johnny X
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Mickey O'Flynn
De Anna Joy Brooks ...
Bliss
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King Clayton
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Chip
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Sluggo
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Dandi Conners
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Cousin Quilty
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The Grand Inquisitor
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Lily Raquel (as Heather Provost)
Katherine Giaquinto ...
Bobbi Socks
David Slaughter ...
Marty
Morris Everett ...
Paul
Rebecca Burchett ...
Hope
Sara Grigsby ...
Annette
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A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big screen spectacle! This curious and curiously entertaining story involves one Jonathan Xavier and his devoted misfit gang who, incidentally, have been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space. Johnny's former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, mind-bending uniform that gives the owner power over others. Along the way, there will be several highly stylized musical numbers, lots of genuinely humorous dialogue, and a wacky plot-twist or two, all beautifully captured on the very last of Kodak's black-and-white Plus-X film stock. Written by Anthony Craig Gilbert

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$86 (USA) (28 October 2012)

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$2,436 (USA) (26 May 2013)
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Mickey O'Flynn wasn't originally intended as Johnny's father in an earlier draft of the script. See more »

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There is a post-credits animated clip reminding drive-in customers to put the window speaker back on the pole before driving away to avoid a broken car window. See more »


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Big Green Bug-Eyed Monster
Music and Lyrics by Scott Martin
Performed by Creed Bratton
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A great one that may have slid by your cinematic radar
10 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a great one that may have slid by your cinematic radar. This film is just the kind of cinematic lunacy that really strikes a chord with me, and I bet if you are in the mood for a slice of something off-kilter topped off with tons of b-movie reverence it will with you too! Picture if you will a film that is equal parts Broadway show and Ed Wood film and you are getting close to just what this film has in store for you! Intergalactic juvenile delinquent Johnny X (Will Keenan) is banished to earth with his gang of hoodlums, where his prized possession, The Resurrection Suit (a wardrobe that allows the wearer to control the bodies of others) is nixed by his girlfriend Bliss (De Anna Joy Brooks), and what follows is a madcap chase punctuated by zombie rock stars, UFOs, appearances by genre legends such as Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and musical genius Paul Williams (Phantom of the Paradise) and a ton of catchy tunes! Check this one out today folks, it could easily be the next Rocky Horror!


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