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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously
Richard Dimitri ...
Byron Thames ...
Desk Sergeant


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 so disorganized! See more »


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Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny peligroso  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dom DeLuise: As the Pope. See more »


In the educational film that Johnny shows his brother Helvetica typeface is used. The Helvetica typeface was not created until the 1950s. See more »


Ma Kelly: I know what you can't say. You wanna get laid.
Tommy Kelly: Mom!
Ma Kelly: You wanna hump your brains out.
Tommy Kelly: [Tommy clamps his hands over Sally's ears]
Ma Kelly: [does mock pushups] Baboom, baboom, baboom, baboom!
Tommy Kelly: [Tommy drags Sally from the room]
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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 »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Fargin Corksuckers!!!
22 May 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This movie is just too funny, a totally non-PC gangster romp. If Mel Brooks made a picture about the Mob in the 30's, it would probably look like this. Too many great one-liners to to remember, and while its not for everyone, anyone who DOESNT laugh a whole bunch of times doesnt have a pulse. So, put it on and LAUGH you Iceholes!!!

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