Juggling in Movies

Benny & Joon (1993)

[Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn]

Benny runs a car repair shop, and is having trouble keeping a housekeeper to take care of his mentally disturbed sister Joon. Without supervision she tends to set things on fire and create public disturbances. One night they lose in a poker game and have to agree to take in a friend's cousin, Sam, who also has some erratic personality traits. When Joon and Sam begin falling in love, Benny must deal with his feelings about not being needed as much by his sister, and about his plans to put her in a group home.

Johnny Depp performs Keaton-esque physical comedy, including a hubcap spin on a finger and three plates being handed back and forth among three people in a cascade. He also does some street performance and various balancing tricks in the movie.


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