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21 December 1984 (USA) See more »
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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:

James Coco ... Moronie's Bouncer (uncredited)

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

Taylor Negron ... Delivery man (uncredited)

Hank Robinson ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Stan Rodarte ... Gangster (uncredited)

Vincent Schiavelli ... Roman Moronie's Building Planner (uncredited)
Catherine Wilkinson ... Hometown Neighbor Dancer (uncredited)

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
Rock A. Walker .... stunts
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
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
John R. Harris .... music editor
Tim Sexton .... executive in charge of music (as Timothy R. Sexton)
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
Jim Graca .... title designer
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Tony Stevens .... choreographer
Chriss Strauss .... production coordinator
 

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90 min
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Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito would work together again 8 years later in "Batman Returns" (1992).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Danny Vermin has a (fictional) .88 Magnum revolver, which features an unusually long barrel. Caliber refers to a bullet's diameter, so the barrel should also be unusually thick.See more »
Quotes:
Danny Vermin:This goes through armor. And through the victim, through the wall, through a tree outside...See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
dangerously silly, 18 June 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

"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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