Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
22% As Above/So Below Aug 29
35% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

75% The Cosmopolitans: Season One
100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

tomatometer

No Score Yet...

Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

audience

63

liked it
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 8,969

My Rating

Movie Info

This spoof of the 1930s and '40s crime stories ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime as it tells the story of Johnny Dangerously (Byron Thames as the young Johnny, Michael Keaton as the older), a devoted son to his ailing mother (Maureen Stapleton), so ill that she needs money for several operations. Johnny has nowhere to turn, and because gangsters tend to flourish in his neighborhood he goes to work for Dundee, a benevolent godfather-gangster type, in order to cover his mother's medical

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Aug 27, 2002

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Watch It Now

Cast

Latest News on Johnny Dangerously

August 15, 2005:
Paul Rudd Wooed by Michelle Pfeiffer's "Woman"
Paul Rudd has signed on to play opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the upcoming Amy Heckerling comedy...

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (8) | DVD (7)

Keaton in starring role helps, but overall average laughs.

March 6, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Good spoof of The Roaring Twenties

August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

Sorta funny for a while, but it runs out of ammo long before it's over

October 2, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

I know I shouldn't like this film, but dammit, it's just so gloriously exuberantly silly that there's no use condemning it.

April 14, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

A mob comedy that shoots only blanks.

March 30, 2003
KPBS.org

...the film doesn't just run out of laughs; it becomes positively leaden by the last half hour.

September 18, 2002
Movie Metropolis

"what looks like a sure thing misfires miserably"

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.
February 15, 2013
ajv2688

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.
May 20, 2007
garyX
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

The Indian mobster was hilarious!
November 28, 2006
mjgildea

Super Reviewer

Not bad of wild spoof 1930's gangster film.
November 1, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

    1. Priest: I missed the bus, you missed the bus, when's the next bus?
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Johnny Dangerously: How is she, Doc?
    2. Dr. Magnus: It's her thyroid, Johnny.
    3. Johnny Dangerously: Oh. What's wrong with it?
    4. Dr. Magnus: That's the thing! I can't find it! We're going to have to do a thyroid search.
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Lil: I hope this is doing something for your morale.
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
    1. Vermin: You shouldn't hang me on a door. My father hung me on a door, once. ONCE.
    – Submitted by T R (2 years ago)
View all quotes (4)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Johnny Dangerously on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

November Man is Slick, Convoluted

Total Recall
Total Recall

Pierce Brosnan's 10 Best Movies

Mindy Project
Mindy Project

Get caught up on the comedy

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

See pictures from this week's premieres

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile