Johnny Dangerously (1984)

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Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 comedy spoof of 1930s' crime/gangster movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris who had previously created the hit TV series Diff'rent Strokes.

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Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills. (source:


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Full cast list for the movie Johnny Dangerously.
Johnny Kelly

Danny Vermin

Jocko Dundee

Tommy Kelly

The Pope

Richard Dimitri
Roman Troy Moronie




Young Johnny

Desk Sergeant


Cleaning Lady

Mark Jantzen

Gary Watkins


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List of Johnny Dangerously quotes.

Danny Vermin: You shouldn't have shot me, Johnny. My grandmother shot me once...

Johnny Dangerously: The name's Dangerously. Johnny Dangerously.
Lil: Did you know you're last name is an adverb?

Young Johnny: Dr. Magnus, how's my mother?
Dr. Magnus: It's her pancreas again, Johnny. She's gonna need an operation immediately.
Young Johnny: How much is it gonna cost?
Dr. Magnus: $49.95
Young Johnny: $49.95?
Dr. Magnus: This week only.
Young Johnny: Where am I gonna get that kind of money?
Dr. Magnus: Why don't you knock over a gas station?


Trailer for the movie Johnny Dangerously.
Johnny Dangerously (1984) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date21 December 1984
TaglineWANTED * MICHAEL KEATON * for being wacky, outrageous & rude in the 'new' hit comedy
GenreComedy, Crime
Sound MixStereo
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassCrime Comedy, Parody/Spoof, Gangster Film
MoodJust for Laughs
ThemesSibling Relationships, Criminal's Revenge, Rise To Power
TonesMerry, Humorous, Madcap, Quirky, Easygoing, Goofy, Silly

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