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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 December 1984 (USA)
Set in the 1930s, 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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Amy Heckerling

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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
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Storyline

Set in the 1930s, 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Organized crime has never been so disorganized! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny peligroso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,947,746, 25 December 1984

Gross USA:

$17,124,395

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,124,395
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real name of Johnny Dangerously was Johnny Kelly. In the closing credits, this character played by Michael Keaton is billed only as Johnny Dangerously. See more »

Goofs

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

Mary-Margaret Catharine Dineen: [when Johnny walks on the floor while she is mopping it] Dirty Jew! Shanty nigger! White-trash bastard! Go ahead, walk all over the little people!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

In some versions, such as the VHS home video version, the opening theme by 'Weird Al Yankovic' has been removed and replaced with the same music that runs under the end titles. Presumably this was due to a music licensing issue. The DVD release restores the original theme by "Weird Al" Yankovic. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Dangerously
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Marilu Henner
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Fargin Corksuckers!!!
22 May 2003 | by the_mad_mckennaSee 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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