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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 21 December 1984 (USA)
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.

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Cast

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Johnny Kelly / Johnny Dangerously
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Lil
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Sally
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Richard Dimitri ...
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Pat
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Arthur
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Desk Sergeant
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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. Written by Craig Clarke <clarkec@topaz.cqu.edu.au>

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Organized crime has never been so disorganized! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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21 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Johnny peligroso  »

Box Office

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the educational film that Johnny shows his brother Helvetica typeface is used. The Helvetica typeface was not created until the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Dangerously: I never should have picked a name like that. A name like that you gotta live up to. What's your last name?
Hood: Binzerhoff.
Johnny Dangerously: Binzerhoff? Perfect. Keep that name and you'll stay out of trouble.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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Fargin Corksuckers!!!
22 May 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See 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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