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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 December 1984 (USA)
Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

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Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously
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Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills. Written by Craig Clarke <clarkec@topaz.cqu.edu.au>

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Organized crime has never been this disorganized See more »


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21 December 1984 (USA)  »

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Johnny peligroso  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The rival crime boss in this film is named Maroni, a named shared by a major crime boss in the Batman universe. Michael Keaton would later appear onscreen as the Caped Crusader in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) See more »

Goofs

When Johnny is trying to get into the club after being dropped off by Lil, he ducks behind a white car. The poster on the cinema behind him is playing "Jack London's, Call Of The Wild" with Clarke Gable. This movie was released in 1935, where as the scene is set in the very early 30's See more »

Quotes

Johnny Kelly: Hi Dr. Magnus. How's my mother?
Dr. Magnus: It's her thyroid, Johnny.
Johnny Kelly: What's wrong with it?
Dr. Magnus: We can't find it. Gonna have to do a thyroid search.
Johnny Kelly: How much is that gonna cost?
Dr. Magnus: You're in luck. This week a special. $999 dollars.
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Crazy Credits

After the opening credits, you see "1935" on the screen. A car in the near lane of the street drives behind it. Then, another car (in the far lane) runs into the number sitting on the road, and smashes it to pieces. See more »

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Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Bye Bye Boo Boo (2016) See more »

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Some comic gems
3 November 2003 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

One the whole, this movie isn't perfect. It doesn't 'hang well' together as the story line is basically a bunch of hooks to hang jokes.

Some of these jokes are a little 'too 80s' and tend to date the picture.

But some of these jokes are classic.

You know a movie has something special when you and your friends still reference silly quotes from it over 2 decades later.

Plus, there are a bunch of familiar faces; Michael Keaton, Danny Devito, Joe Piscapo, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Bob Eubanks, Griffin Dunne, and one of the last roles of Alan Hale Jr., the Skipper from Gilligan's Island.

Also, there are some great absurdist moments, like when Johnny is labelling the puppies with a pricing gun, or the Pope making an appearance in Johnny's neighborhood. Also, the scene where the fake priest makes up a lot of words in Latin is excellent. ("Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, the radio's too louda... Post meridian, ante meridian, uncle meridian").

Other Classic Scenes include Ramone Maroney butchering the English language Danny Devito urging Griffin Dunne to 'Play Ball' Peter Boyle thinking he lost his manhood The fake VD movie

This movie is no home run. But like 'Porky's', it has enough classic comedy bits to make it memorable.


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