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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Action, 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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny le dangereux  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The 'Film Yearbook Volume 4' said that this movie was a "parody burlesque of Warner Brothers gangster films". The picture ironically though wasn't made at Warners, the film was made at 20th Century Fox. See more »

Goofs

Before the explosion in Dundee's bathroom, the parrot is shown on the left side of the perch. In the next shot showing the parrot flapping its wings in reaction to the explosion, the parrot is on the far right side of the perch. See more »

Quotes

Roman Moroni: I would like to direct this to the distinguished members of the panel: You lousy cork-soakers. You have violated my farging rights. Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.
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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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Spoofed in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) See more »

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dangerously silly
18 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Johnny Dangerously" is one of those movies that exists for the sole purpose of being silly, much like "Airplane!". Michael Keaton plays Johnny Kelly, who once became a gangster under the name Johnny Dangerously, to pay his mother's (Maureen Stapleton) bills. His nemesis is Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo). After a series of mix-ups, Johnny's brother Tommy (Griffin Dunne) becomes a marked man.

That's the plot, but you don't even need to pay attention to the plot. The whole movie is an excuse for a bunch of goofy occurrences, such as when the year is shown in the opening scene, and a car runs over the numbers, or when someone lights a cigarette and Johnny turns to the camera and reminds the children in the audience never to start smoking. My favorite character was Roman Moronie, just because of how he tried to curse and ended up saying things like "fargin' iceholes". Oh, and Alan Hale appears in one of his non-Skipper roles. In my opinion, one of the neatest lines was, after Lil (Marilu Henner) hears Johnny's name, she says: "I've never met a man whose last name was an adverb."


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