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Set in the 1930's, Johnny Dangerously follows the life of Johnny Kelly (Michael Keaton), an honest, All-American boy who turns to a life of crime in order to help pay for his mother's ever-mounting medical bills. When local gangster Jocko Dundee (Peter Boyle) has his butt saved by the enterprising young paperboy, he gives him the nickname Johnny Dangerously and hires him to work as courier in his operation. Boyle, a superb actor in his own right (Honeymoon In Vegas and Everybody Loves Raymond), has several great one-liners, and right from the start, this movie is scene after scene of laughs...
As the years pass, Johnny works his way up in the Dundee gang, which wages a constant turf war with the immigrant mobster Roman Moronie (Richard Dimitri). However, when Jocko is assassinated, Johnny is appointed to take his place, prompting inter-gang rival Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo) to form his own gang in direct competition to Johnny.Read more ›
Michael Keaton, in pre - Batman mode, turns in a dynamite comedic performance on par with "Beetlejuice" and "Mr. Mom" as Johnny Kelly, a young man trying to support his constantly sick mother (Maureen Stapleton). With no other option, he establishes himself as a notorious mob kingpin named Johnny Dangerously. Soon, everyone in town knows his name, and Johnny's raking in the dough. He also manages to woo a sulrty nughtclub singer (Marilu Henner), make his brother Tommy (Griffin Dunne) the new D.A., and support his mom. But there are some people in town intent on bringing Johnny down. Especially his arch rival, Danny Vermin (Joe Piscopo, fresh of his last seas on on "Saturday Nigt Live"). So when Johnny decides to go legit, Danny naturally strikes. It's a gaggle of laughs and loads of fun from here on in.
The film is actually nowhere near as bad as msost people say it is. The writing is expertly done, and the set designs are fantastic. The thing that really drew me in, though, was the cast. Michael Keaton puts on one of his best pre - Batman roles here. The rest of the cast delivers as well. Henner, Stapleton, Dunne and Piscop provide ample support, while Dom Delouise, Richard Dimitri (butchering the English language as Boss Moronie), Ray Walston, Peter Boyle and Danny DeVito all pop up for some hilarious cameos. This is a movie I'd recommend to most people who love comedies. You won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hysterical laughs in this movie, I'll watch it again, and tell others about it, great flick!Published 4 days ago by LondonFog
only watched it because the last time I saw it I only caught part of it- The best line was "this is Farking Wahr", other wise eh...Published 9 days ago by Dennis Rousseau
It's not a good movie, really corny jokes and it really tanks towards the end but I like it for nostalgic reasons...loved it as a kid (not sure why now). Read morePublished 9 days ago by Iman Roder
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