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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 »
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The closing credits jokingly bill two writers, Neal Israel and Pat Proft, who did not co-write the movie, as "Special Medical Advisers". Neal Israel, also a director, was the second husband of Director Amy Heckerling, and were married around the time that this movie was made and released. See more »
Vermin supposedly found out that Johnny Dangerously's real last name is Kelly after Tommy gets married. However, Vermin and Johnny knew each other as kids, so Vermin would have known what his last name was already. See more »
Ray Walston's name appears twice in the closing credits. The first is with a picture of his character and later in just typeface (along with Ron Carey) under the title "Special Appearances." See more »
As far as parody films go, there are few that are worth time and energy. but with a recent resurgence of horrid parodies such as Date Movie and The Comebacks, it is a breath of fresh air to come back and rediscover a truly funny farce like Johnny Dangerously.
After his mother has no end of medical problems, little Johnny goes to work for the mob. What fallows is a series of gags, most of which work, there are, however, the occasional flops. But a foreign gangster who can't master the American language (profanity wise, at least), a rival gangster with a penchant for shooting his mouth off (...once!), a younger brother with the D.A. who is out to get Johhny Dangerously, and a hot young starlet hot for his affections have Johnny busy.
And the viewer will be busy laughing, for the most part, as every gangster-movie cliché is skewered by a talented cast and decent writing.
Not perfect by a long shot, but definitely good for a smile on a bad day.
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