Four mental patients on a field trip in New York must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.
A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »
Maria Conchita Alonso,
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »
When Johnny discusses going 'legit' with Lil, they happily envision all the wonderful things offered by such a lifestyle. One of the benefits cited by Johnny was the ability to 'Say "hi" to a neighbor named Fred'. This was a clear tip of the hat to Fred Rogers, as Michael Keaton got started in the industry by working as a stagehand on 'Mister Rogers Neighborhood', when he was a young man still living in his native Pittsburgh. So close was their friendship that, when Fred Rogers died in 2003, Michael Keaton hosted a memorial program on PBS dedicated to his friend and mentor. See more »
During the chase scene after Johnny escapes prison Alan Hale's desk sergeant character is giving updates during the chase. He is reading the information from tractor-fed paper from a dot-matrix type printer (notice the pin holes along both sides of the paper), which wasn't around in the 1930's. It wasn't widely used until the 1960's. See more »
[Ma Kelly pours a shot for Tommy]
Mom, it's Prohibition.
Aw, shut up! Stop acting like a fag choir boy.
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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 »
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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