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Johnny Dangerously (21-Dec-1984)

Director: Amy Heckerling

Writers: Norman Steinberg; Bernie Kukoff; Harry Colomby; Jeff Harris

Music by: John Morris

Producer: Michael Hertzberg

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Spoof

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sudie Bond
13-Jul-1928 10-Nov-1984 Silkwood
Peter Boyle
18-Oct-1935 12-Dec-2006 Young Frankenstein
Dick Butkus
9-Dec-1942   Middle linebacker, Chicago Bears
Ron Carey
11-Dec-1935 16-Jan-2007 Officer Levitt on Barney Miller
Dom DeLuise
1-Aug-1933 4-May-2009 Cannonball Run
Danny DeVito
17-Nov-1944   Short loudmouth from Taxi
Griffin Dunne
8-Jun-1955   An American Werewolf in London
Bob Eubanks
Game Show Host
8-Jan-1938   The Newlywed Game
Alan Hale, Jr.
8-Mar-1921 2-Jan-1990 The Skipper on Gilligan's Island
Marilu Henner
6-Apr-1952   Taxi
Neal Israel
Film Director
1-Aug-1956   Bachelor Party
Michael Keaton
9-Sep-1951   Batman
Jack Nance
21-Dec-1943 30-Dec-1996 Eraserhead
Glynnis O'Connor
19-Nov-1956   Ode to Billy Joe
Joe Piscopo
17-Jun-1951   Saturday Night Live
Rick Rosenthal
Film Director
15-Jun-1949   Halloween II
Maureen Stapleton
21-Jun-1925 13-Mar-2006 Won an Oscar for playing Emma Goldman
Ray Walston
2-Dec-1914 1-Jan-2001 My Favorite Martian


Michael Keaton   ...   Johnny Dangerously
Joe Piscopo   ...   Vermin
Marilu Henner   ...   Lil
Maureen Stapleton   ...   Mom
Peter Boyle   ...   Dundee
Griffin Dunne   ...   Tommy
Glynnis O'Connor   ...   Sally
Dom DeLuise   ...   The Pope
Richard Dimitri   ...   Maroni
Danny DeVito   ...   Burr
Special Appearances by
Ron Carey   ...   Pat
Ray Walston   ...   Vendor
Dick Butkus   ...   Arthur
Byron Thames   ...   Young Johnny
Sudie Bond   ...   Cleaning Lady
Alan Hale, Jr.   ...   Desk Sergeant
Scott Thomson   ...   Charley
Carl A. Gottlieb   ...   Dr. Magnus
Neal Israel   ...   Dr. Zillman
Mark Jantzen   ...   Dutch
Hal Riddle   ...   Warden
Mike Bacarella   ...   Vito
Gary Watkins   ...   Manny
Hank Garrett   ...   Mayor
Leonard Termo   ...   Tony Scarano
Troy W. Slaten   ...   Young Tommy
Alexander Hertzberg   ...   Boy in Suit
Georg Olden   ...   Young Vermin
Cynthia Szigeti   ...   Mrs. Capone
Elizabeth Arlen   ...   Girl on Steps
Doris Grossman   ...   Woman
Richard Warwick   ...   Prisoner
Mike Finneran   ...   Prisoner
Paul B. Brice   ...   Prisoner
Will Seltzer   ...   Prisoner
Dick Balduzzi   ...   Prisoner
Gordon Zimmerman   ...   Prisoner
Katie La Bourdette   ...   Blond Girl
Norman Steinberg   ...   Reporter Duffy
Frank Slaten   ...   Henchman
Dean R. Miller   ...   Photographer
Edward C. Short   ...   Porter
Shelley Pogoda   ...   Woman
Jerome Michaels   ...   Reporter Diering
Russell Forte   ...   Hood
Jack Nance   ...   Priest
Joy Michael   ...   Chorus Girl
Rick Rosenthal   ...   Judge
Paula Dell   ...   Mrs. Zimmer
Harvey Parry   ...   Policeman
Jeffrey Weissman   ...   T-Shirt Vendor
Richard A. Roth   ...   Prisoner Rabbi
Chuck Hicks   ...   Governor
Bob Eubanks   ...   M.C.
Claudia Kim   ...   Girl
Trisha Long   ...   Female Butler
Mert Rich   ...   Man


Review by James Beacon (posted on 14-May-2005)

Set in the 1930s, Michael Keaton stars as Johnny Kelly, a goodhearted man who is forced into a life of crime to pay off his mother's health debts. Soon enough, he takes on the surname "Dangerously", and he is living in the lap of luxury through the money crime pays him. His kid brother Tommy becomes DA, and "Dangerously" is forced to make a decision: fight Tommy, or go legit. He tries the latter, but nemisis Danny Vermin (played by Joe Piscopo) foils him and Dangerously ends up in jail. He breaks out just in time to save his brother from the wrath of Vermin. In this enjoyable comedy, Keaton is fantastic as the quick-witted Kelly. Piscapo, although critics thought otherwise, delivers a hilarious performance as Vermin. Overall, good movie to watch with friends. Perhaps not family, though.

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