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Johnny Dangerously (1984)


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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


Drama, Comedy

Aug 27, 2002

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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

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

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

...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

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
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

The Indian mobster was hilarious!
November 28, 2006

Super Reviewer

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

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    1. Priest: I missed the bus, you missed the bus, when's the next bus?
    – Submitted by T R (23 months 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 (23 months ago)
    1. Lil: I hope this is doing something for your morale.
    – Submitted by T R (23 months ago)
    1. Vermin: You shouldn't hang me on a door. My father hung me on a door, once. ONCE.
    – Submitted by T R (23 months ago)
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