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Johnny Dangerously
Michael Keaton and Joe Piscopo




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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.

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Overview

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.

Main Cast & Crew

Amy Heckerling - Director
Michael Keaton
Joe Piscopo
Marilu Henner
Maureen Stapleton
Peter Boyle
Griffin Dunne
Richard Dimitri
Glynnis O'Connor
Byron Thames
Danny DeVito

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (New Box Art)
  • Run Time: 90
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543045885
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2002

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Synopsis:
Gangster spoof about an honest man forced to resort to a criminal life in order to pay for his sick mother's operation.

Notes:
Color by DeLuxe. Co-written by Jeff Harris. Additional cast: Richard Dimitri (Maroni).

Reviews:
"...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

 

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