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Johnny Virus (2005)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 2005 (USA)
In the tradition of V for Vendetta, Underworld and X Men, Johnny Virus takes place in the Chicago Underworld of futuristic 1940's.


W.W. Vought


W.W. Vought (as William W. Vought)


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Credited cast:
Mark Kiely ... Johnny Virus
Patricia Heller ... Franziska
Bob Golub ... Barny
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Walt
Richard V. Licata ... Giusseppi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Baum ... Nick
James Thomas Gilbert ... Tiny Tom (as James Gilbert)
Jesse Gullion ... Paulo
Steve Gullion Steve Gullion ... Don Cordonno
Ken Olandt ... Mark


In the tradition of V for Vendetta, Underworld and X Men, Johnny Virus takes place in the Chicago Underworld of futuristic 1940's.

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Crime | Drama


Not Rated


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2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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[first lines]
Johnny Virus: This story takes place in the quarry. It never happened. Some gutter rat just made the whole thing up. It's about the Chicago Underworld gone mad, all because some lunatic fuck got greedy. Pointed bullets in the face of some kiss-my-ring murderer. Dime store fiction at its best. My name is Johnny Virus. How do I fit into all of this? I'm just some dime store fiction gumba that got a rat made of 'im - come by for your entertainment. Hope you have a good time.
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Hopefully not infectious...
25 August 2006 | by tim-1368See all my reviews

It took me some time to engage enough to work out which of the performers was indeed the eponymous character, by the time I had however the lack of tension or purpose in any of the scenes made me want to eat my own shoes rather than watch anymore. The "gangsters" were about as terrifying as a muzzled and sedated Chiwawa and the plot dull and eye gougingly predictable enough to be a passable stand in for any bureaucrat. There seemed to me to be an awful lot of scenes where people were just standing about waiting for something to happen which invariably was not worth the wait.

This film is attempting to prop up the Sin City, graphic novel, genre with the same type of voice-over, style of dress, use of shadows and four swear words per line of dialogue etc. but it falls some way short. I'm also wondering if this film is sponsored by some tobacco manufacturer as all the characters seem to be smoking all the time.

The obviously small budget is a mitigating factor and if the whole film had been like the title sequence it could have been quite good but I'd still classify this film as Ed Wood poor without the kitsch value.

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