Set in the 1930's, this gangster spoof tells the comic tale of a Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton) who is forced into a life of crime in order to pay for his ailing mother's medical treatment. Attempting to keep his straight life and his life of crime separate Johnny takes the name Dangerously and is soon a powerful mobster flush with women and riches. The Dangerously name is about to be slandered, though, by the Kelly family when Johnny's brother (Griffin Dunne) becomes the district attorney.
Amy Heckerling - American director, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Michael Keaton - Actor/Producer, BATMAN (1989)
Michael John Douglas - Actor/Producer, BATMAN (1989)
Peter Boyle - American Actor
Griffin Dunne - American Actor/Producer
Marilu Henner - American actress, TAXI
Dom DeLuise - American TV/Film Actor
Jack Nance - frequent collaborator of David Lynch; Henry in "Eraserhead"
John Nance - frequent collaborator of David Lynch; Henry in "Eraserhead"
Joe Piscopo - American Comedian/Actor
Gangster spoof about an honest man forced to resort to a criminal life in order to pay for his sick mother's operation.
Color by DeLuxe. Co-written by Jeff Harris. Additional cast: Richard Dimitri (Maroni).
"...It remains good-humored....[Heckerling and Keaton] have a chance to display their comic talents..." - 12/21/1984 New York Times, p.C25
"...[Thames] gets the 1930s gangster send-up off solidly as the goodhearted, honest lad....Stapleton is also well-cast..." - 12/19/1984 Variety