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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 ([[Performer~P70431~Byron Thames~byronthames]] as the young Johnny, [[Performer~P37277~Michael Keaton~michaelkeaton]] as the older), a devoted son to his ailing mother ([[Performer~P67653~Maureen Stapleton~maureenstapleton]]), 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 ([[Performer~P88456~Griffin Dunne~griffindunne]]) 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 ([[Performer~P17602~Danny DeVito~dannydevito]]). When Johnny starts working for Dundee, he clashes with the evil Vermin ([[Performer~P56959~Joe Piscopo~joepiscopo]]) 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

Michael Keaton
as Johnny Dangerously
Joe Piscopo
as Vermin
Marilu Henner
as Lil
Maureen Stapleton
as Mom
Peter Boyle
as Dundee
Griffin Dunne
as Tommy
Richard Dimitri
as Maroni
Glynnis O'Connor
as Sally
Byron Thames
as Young Johnny
Danny DeVito
as Burr
Dom DeLuise
as The Pope
Ray Walston
as Vendor
Scott Thomson
as Charley
Cynthia Szigeti
as Mrs. Capone
Elizabeth Arlen
as Girl on Steps
Mike Bacarella
as Vito
Ron Carey
as Pat
Alan Hale, Jr.
as Desk Sergeant
Jack Nance
as Priest
Norman Steinberg
as Reporter Duffy
Dick Butkus
as Arthur
Jerome Michaels
as Reporter Diering
Carl Gottlieb
as Dr. Magnus
Hank Garrett
as Mayor
Rick Rosenthal
as Judge
Joy Michael
as Chorus Girl
Gary Watkins
as Manny
Leonard Termo
as Tony Scarano
Jane Feinberg
Georg Olden
as Young Vermin
Dean Miller
as Photographer
Trisha Long
as Female Butler
Bob Eubanks
as M.C.
Mike Finneran
as Prisoner
Mike Fenton
Jeffrey Weissman
as T-Shirt Vendor
Gordon Zimmerman
Sudie Bond
as Cleaning Lady
Russell Forte
as Hood
Neal Israel
as Dr. Zillman
Will Seltzer
as Prisoner
Shelley Pogoda
as Woman
Hal Riddle
as Warden
Katie La Bourdette
as Blond Girl
Richard A. Roth
as Prisoner Rabbi
Frank Slaten
as Henchman
Dick Balduzzi
as Prisoner
Chuck Hicks
as Governor

Crew

Amy Heckerling
Director
Bud Austin
Producer
Michael Hertzberg
Producer
Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
Screenwriter
Harry Colomby
Screenwriter
Norman Steinberg
Screenwriter
Jerry Jost
Musical Direction/Supervision
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Songwriter
Norman Gimbel
Songwriter
Pem Herring
Editor
Neil Machlis
Associate Producer
Harry Colomby
Executive Producer
Bud Austin
Executive Producer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
Jerry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer
Timothy R. Sexton
Consultant/advisor
Jesse Wayne
Stunts
Mike Fenton
Casting
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Marci Liroff
Casting
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