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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  21 December 1984 (USA)
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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.

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Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously
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Lil
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Sally
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Pat
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Desk Sergeant
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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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Comedy | Crime

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21 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny le dangereux  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The newspaper issue when Dundee retires poses the question "Who is Johnny Dangerously?" The associated sketch is of Sylvester Stallone. See more »

Goofs

Vermin supposedly found out that Johnny Dangerously's real last name is Kelly after Tommy gets married. However, Vermin and Johnny knew each other as kids, so Vermin would have known what his last name was already. See more »

Quotes

Warden: Your turn, Johnny. The priest you've requested has arrived.
Charley: [pretending to be a priest] Are you ready, my son?
Johnny Dangerously: I'm ready if you are, father.
Charley: Dominus vobiscum nabisco. Espiritu sanctum. De gustibus.
Prisoner: [hands Johnny a part of a tommy gun] So long, Johnny.
Charley: Me gustibus. You gustibus. We missed the bus. They missed the bus.
Prisoner: [hands Johnny another piece of the gun] Be brave, huh, Johnny.
Charley: When's the next bus?
Johnny Dangerously: [begins putting the gun together behind the wardens back] Always, Nails.
Charley: Summa cum laude. Magna cum ...
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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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Spoofs White Heat (1949) See more »

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Cagney Esq.
9 January 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Michael Keaton had the job of not only portraying the fictional gangster Johnny Dangerously, but he had to play the role by giving his best James Cagney impression. From the Irish smile, the walk and the way he hung his gangster type hat on his head, Keaton captured the Rocky Sullivan character from the 1940's. Like Keaton's character, many of the sets the movie was shot on were taken right out of movies like Little Caesar and Public Enemy. The Club Scene is right out of Little Caesar as well as the exterior of the hotel and the downtown newspaper stands. The Mafia's office room is straight out of Little Caesar as well. An amazingly funny cast including Danny DeVito, you can't beat this comedy. A well done story with non stop comic relief with great production value and acting.


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