Johnny Dangerously (1984)


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Movie Info

Amy Heckerling's gangster spoof stars Michael Keaton as Johnny, an honest man who turns to the criminal life as a means of paying off his beloved mother's hospital bills.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lorenzo Semple Jr., Harry Colomby, Norman Steinberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment



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Critic Reviews for Johnny Dangerously

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Keaton in starring role helps, but overall average laughs.

March 6, 2008

Good spoof of The Roaring Twenties

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Johnny Dangerously

So funny and entertaining, I really enjoyed it, even if some parts were a little too ridiculous. Most of the time this is a very cool movie. It is a spoof of 30s-40s gangster and film noir movies. If you like those movies, check this out.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This pastiche of old school gangster films has a couple of funny moments, but spread over 90 minutes it soon wears out it's welcome.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

The Indian mobster was hilarious!

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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