In Amy Heckerling's hilarious send-up of 1930s gangster films, Michael Keaton stars as Johnny Dangerously, a devoted son who turns to a life of crime in order to pay for his mother's operation. As a dapper kingpin, he manages to provide support for her never-ending medical problems while romancing a steamy torch singer (Marilu Henner), battling arch-rival Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo) and exposing a corrupt D.A. (Danny DeVito). It's a zany, wild spoof that's riddled with as many gags as bullet holes.

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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13

Comedy/Crime · 1h 30m · 12/22/1984

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WANTED * MICHAEL KEATON * for being wacky, outrageous & rude in the 'new' hit comedy

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In Amy Heckerling's hilarious send-up of 1930s gangster films, Michael Keaton stars as Johnny Dangerously, a devoted son who turns to a life of crime in order to pay for his mother's operation. As a dapper kingpin, he manages to provide support for her never-ending medical problems while romancing a steamy torch singer (Marilu Henner), battling arch-rival Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo) and exposing a corrupt D.A. (Danny DeVito). It's a zany, wild spoof that's riddled with as many gags as bullet holes.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Twentieth Century Fox, Edgewood Productions

Budget

$9,000,000

Revenue

$17,124,395
Cast
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Michael Keaton

Johnny Kelly (AKA Johnny Dangerously)
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Joe Piscopo

Danny Vermin
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Marilu Henner

Lil
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Maureen Stapleton

Ma Kelly
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Peter Boyle

Jocko Dundee
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Griffin Dunne

Tommy Kelly
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Glynnis O'Connor

Sally
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Dom DeLuise

The Pope
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Richard Dimitri

Roman Troy Moronie
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Danny DeVito

Burr
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Ron Carey

Pat
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Ray Walston

Vendor
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Dick Butkus

Arthur
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Byron Thames

Young Johnny
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Alan Hale Jr.

Desk Sergeant
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Scott Thomson

Charley
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Sudie Bond

Cleaning Lady
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Mark Jantzen

Dutch
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Gary Watkins

Manny
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Mike Bacarella

Vito
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Hank Garrett

Mayor
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Leonard Termo

Tony Scarano
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Troy W. Slaten

Young Tommy
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Alexander Hertzberg

Boy in Suit
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Georg Olden

Young Vermin
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Cynthia Szigeti

Mrs. Capone
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Elizabeth Arlen

Girl on Steps
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Doris Grossman

Woman
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Richard Warwick

Prisoner
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Mike Finneran

Prisoner
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Paul B. Brice

Prisoner
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Will Seltzer

Prisoner
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Dick Balduzzi

Prisoner
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Gordon Zimmerman

Prisoner
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Katie La Bourdette

Blond Girl
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Norman Steinberg

Reporter Duffy
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Frank Slaten

Henchman
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Dean R. Miller

Photographer
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Edward C. Short

Porter
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Shelley Pogoda

Woman
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Jerome Michaels

Reporter Diering
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Russell Forte

Hood
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Jack Nance

Priest
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Joy Michael

Chorus Girl
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Rick Rosenthal

Judge
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Carl Gottlieb

Dr. Magnus
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Paula Dell

Mrs. Zimmer
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Harvey Parry

Policeman
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Jeffrey Weissman

T-Shirt Vendor
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Richard A. Roth

Prisoner Rabbi
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Chuck Hicks

Governor
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Bob Eubanks

M.C.
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Claudia Kim

Girl
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Trisha Long

Female Butler
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Hal Riddle

Warden
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Mert Rich

Man
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Joe Flaherty

Deathrow Inmate (uncredited)
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Helen Kelly

Wife Visiting Prisoner (uncredited)
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Taylor Negron

Delivery man (uncredited)
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Vincent Schiavelli

Roman Moronie's Building Planner (uncredited)
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Catherine Wilkinson

Hometown Neighbor Dancer (uncredited)
Crew
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Amy Heckerling

Director
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Harry Colomby

Writer
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Jeff Harris

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Johnny Dangerously

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Johnny Dangerously

(DVD)

8/27/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

Johnny Dangerously

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Johnny Dangerously

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/27/2002

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