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21 December 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Organized crime has never been this disorganized See more »
Plot:
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. See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Keaton ... Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously

Joe Piscopo ... Danny Vermin

Marilu Henner ... Lil

Maureen Stapleton ... Ma Kelly

Peter Boyle ... Jocko Dundee

Griffin Dunne ... Tommy Kelly

Glynnis O'Connor ... Sally

Dom DeLuise ... The Pope
Richard Dimitri ... Roman Troy Moronie

Danny DeVito ... Burr

Ron Carey ... Pat

Ray Walston ... Vendor

Dick Butkus ... Arthur

Byron Thames ... Young Johnny

Alan Hale Jr. ... Desk Sergeant

Scott Thomson ... Charley
Sudie Bond ... Cleaning Lady
Mark Jantzen ... Dutch
Gary Watkins ... Manny

Mike Bacarella ... Vito
Hank Garrett ... Mayor
Leonard Termo ... Tony Scarano
Troy W. Slaten ... Young Tommy
Alexander Hertzberg ... Boy in Suit
Georg Olden ... Young Vermin
Cynthia Szigeti ... Mrs. Capone

Elizabeth Arlen ... Girl on Steps
Doris Grossman ... Woman
Richard Warwick ... Prisoner
Mike Finneran ... Prisoner
Paul B. Brice ... Prisoner
Will Seltzer ... Prisoner
Dick Balduzzi ... Prisoner
Gordon Zimmerman ... Prisoner
Katie La Bourdette ... Blond Girl
Norman Steinberg ... Reporter Duffy
Frank Slaten ... Henchman
Dean R. Miller ... Photographer
Neal Israel ... Dr. Zillman
Edward C. Short ... Porter
Shelley Pogoda ... Woman
Jerome Michaels ... Reporter Diering
Russell Forte ... Hood

Jack Nance ... Priest
Joy Michael ... Chorus Girl

Rick Rosenthal ... Judge

Carl Gottlieb ... Dr. Magnus
Paula Dell ... Mrs. Zimmer
Harvey Parry ... Policeman

Jeffrey Weissman ... T-Shirt Vendor
Richard A. Roth ... Prisoner Rabbi

Chuck Hicks ... Governor
Bob Eubanks ... M.C.
Claudia Kim ... Girl
Trisha Long ... Female Butler
Hal Riddle ... Warden
Mert Rich ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Flaherty ... Deathrow Inmate (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Wife Visiting Prisoner (uncredited)

Taylor Negron ... Delivery man (uncredited)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Roman Moronie's Building Planner (uncredited)
Catherine Wilkinson ... Hometown Neighbor Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Amy Heckerling 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harry Colomby 
Jeff Harris 
Bernie Kukoff 
Norman Steinberg 

Produced by
Bud Austin .... executive producer
Harry Colomby .... executive producer
Michael Hertzberg .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh 
 
Film Editing by
Pembroke J. Herring 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
Joseph R. Jennings 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Simpson 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
 
Makeup Department
Verne Langdon .... makeup artist
Michael Lorenz .... makeup artist (as Mike Lorenz)
Bob Mills .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director
Carol Green .... second assistant director
John Moio .... second unit director
Nilo Otero .... dga trainee
Christopher Ryan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Roy Barnes .... set designer
Daniel Maltese .... set designer
Sam Moore .... property master
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
Charles Swenson .... graphics: SCRUFFY (as Chuck Swenson)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... production sound mixer
Bill Voigtlander .... adr supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects coordinator: second unit coordinator
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
Harvey Parry .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunt performer
Mike Washlake .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Colin J. Campbell .... gaffer
Robert Edesa .... camera operator
Robert Jason .... electrician: best boy
Carl Manoogian .... key grip
Peter McEvoy .... film loader
Michael Nash .... assistant camera
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Debra Chiate .... assistant film editor
Craig Herring .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John R. Harris .... music editor
Timothy R. Sexton .... executive in charge of music
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Bruce A. Block .... re-shoot consultant
Pete Emmet .... unit publicist
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Tony Stevens .... choreographer
Chriss Strauss .... production coordinator
 

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90 min
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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:
Continuity: At Moroni's hearing, you see assistant DA Tommy Kelly wearing a wedding band, yet he hasn't married Sally yet.See more »
Quotes:
Ma Kelly:Open up! It's Ma Kelly!
Mary-Margaret Catharine Dineen:[opens her door] What do you want? Get out of here.
Ma Kelly:I got to talk to you.
Mary-Margaret Catharine Dineen:We don't have nothing to say to each other.
Ma Kelly:We got plenty to say to each other. We got a lot in common.
Mary-Margaret Catharine Dineen:Yeah, what?
Ma Kelly:We both scrub floors. We're both swell lookers. And neither one of us is Chinese.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs White Heat (1949)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Cagney Esq., 9 January 2005
Author: caspian1978 from Boston, MA

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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