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Nice Guy Johnny

Encounters

World Premiere

USA | 89 MINUTES | English |

NICE GUY JOHNNY

Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: By the time he's 25, he'll trade his current dream job as a sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that'll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny's nothing if not a man of his word. Now he's flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire's well-to-do dad set up. Enter Uncle Terry, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny's not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke….

A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns is once again in top form as a writer, director, and wise-crackin' actor. His swaggering bartender Terry is the perfect foil to baby-faced Matt Bush's (Adventureland) Johnny, and together they're great at trading Burns' characteristically sharp dialogue. More contrasts are mined with Anna Wood's image-conscious Claire and Kerry Bische's (Scrubs) Brooke, a blonde-haired and bright-eyed free spirit. Burns wraps a summery tone around Johnny's real crisis: follow through with your promises, or follow your heart?


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Edward Burns

Edward Burns won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and an Independent Spirit Award for his first feature, The Brothers McMullen, in 1995. He continues to write, direct, star in, and produce his films, including She's the One, Sidewalks of New York, and Purple Violets. Nice Guy Johnny is Burns' fifth film in the Tribeca Film Festival.
Primary Cast
Matt Bush, Kerry Bishe, Anna Wood, Edward Burns, Max Baker
Music
PT Walkley
Editor
Janet Gaynor
Co-Producer
Mike Harrop
Producer
Aaron Lubin
Director of Photography
William Rexer II
Director
Edward Burns
Screenwriter
Edward Burns
Co-Producer
Nicolas Newbold

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