Johnny Suede (1992)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 37 mins

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Johnny Suede (Brad Pitt) wants to be in a rock band, and when a pair of suede shoes literally lands at his feet, he thinks his life is made. Things only get better when he meets and starts sleeping with the bohemian Darlette (Alison Moir), even though she won't break up with her abusive boyfriend. But then Johnny's luck turns: He needs to pawn his guitar for some quick cash, and Darlette suddenly disappears from his life. Johnny soon realizes that there's more to life than suede shoes.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Cheryl Costa, Richard Boes

Crew: Tom DiCillo (Director), Joe DeSalvo (Director of Photography), Jim Farmer (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 22 Apr 1992 (India)

Tagline: Keeping up an image can be a full time job.

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Did you know? This film marks the directorial debut of Tom DiCillo. Read More
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as Johnny Suede
as Woman in Alley
as Man in Tuxedo
as Cab Driver
as Darlette
as Ellen
as Deke
as Yvonne
as Dalton
as Old Woman
as Bernard
as The Cowboy
as Mr. Clepp
as Fred Business
as Freak Storm
as Flip Doubt
as Bartender
as Winston
as B-Bop
as Mrs. Fontaine
as Conan
as Ned Business


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Production Coordinator
Assistant Production Coordinator


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Dialogue Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Key Grip


Music Director


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Sound Editor
Boom Operator


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Production Designer
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Post Production Supervisor
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
Keeping up an image can be a full time job.
Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Taxi Driver (English)
This film marks the directorial debut of Tom DiCillo.

It was Writer and Director Tom DiCillo who insisted on casting the relatively unknown Brad Pitt over the objections of the producer, who wanted him to consider Timothy Hutton. Ironically, DiCillo was ultimately dissatisfied with Pitt's portrayal of Johnny as being "slow" or "stupid" instead of just childish.

The costumes worn by Johnny Suede came out of Writer and Director Tom DiCillo's personal wardrobe. During filming, they were all stolen from a truck, which was left unlocked.