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Johnny Dangerously [DVD] [1984]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 30)

    Synopsis


    Johnny Dangerously
    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 bills. Johnny hides his association with Dundee from his younger brother Tommy (Griffin Dunne) and goes so far as to pay for Tommy's law school fees -- supporting him until Tommy joins the staff of the local (and corrupt) district attorney's office for Burr (Danny DeVito). When Johnny starts working for Dundee, he clashes with the evil Vermin (Joe Piscopo) right from the beginning, but things only get worse. After Dundee decides to retire, Johnny ascends to the helm, and it does not look like Vermin is going to take that sitting down. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Keaton
      Michael Keaton - Johnny Dangerously
    • Joe Piscopo
      Joe Piscopo - Vermin
    • Marilu Henner
      Marilu Henner - Lil
    • Maureen Stapleton
      Maureen Stapleton - Mom
    • Peter Boyle
      Peter Boyle - Dundee



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

    90%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Flick!

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      groom3
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      Even though it was only available on DVD, at $5 I simply had to snag this movie! Best comparison would be "The 'Airplane' of gangster movies". I was worried when I couldn't find any mention of anamorphic wide-screen on the package, but I was reassured once I popped the disc in that, yes, it will format properly for a 16:9 television. Highly recommend!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Humorous Gangster Story

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      Norse
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      Told as a long flashback from a reformed gangster, now pet shop owner, this is a humorous and creative story of how a kid rose to power and then throws it away to protect his brother who has become the DA. Worth a look.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      '80's cheese on top of cheese

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      Movinpix
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      Dear Bastages, This is Fun, funny, odd, dumb and silly but too many one liners not to forget about from the '80's decade. A critic bomb but still has a history for '80's fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic

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      raf70
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      the whole cast was superb, one of those silly 80's movies, and there were many!! good laughs, pranks and dialogue. if you liked 3 o'clock high, mr mom, and are over 40 most def, younger gens and kids may not laugh much, different sense of humor

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Hidden Gem

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      bigtrain023
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      What a great hidden gem of a movie. So many stars. And the way they almost curse is hilarious. My family still talks like that to get away with cursing in front of our parents.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Actually Pretty Funny

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      Omerta
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      This was actually a pretty funny movie. Great find, had a lot of laughs. It was also a gem because I've seen all the gangster movies out there but not this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not so good of a movie.

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      Mark73
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      I thought this movie was going to be a comedic riot. But, instead, it only had a few good comedic moments. I did love the ending though.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

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      gr8full
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      I grew up watching this movie with my younger brother over and over on VHS tape! It’s REALLY comical. Certainly worth picking up for $5.99!! You won’t be disappointed...

      I would recommend this to a friend



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