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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 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


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
Ron Carey
as Pat
Alan Hale, Jr.
as Desk Sergeant
Carl Gottlieb
as Dr. Magnus
Jeffrey Weissman
as T-Shirt Vendor
Neal Israel
as Dr. Zillman
Shelley Pogoda
as Woman
Mike Finneran
as Prisoner
Dick Butkus
as Arthur
Jane Feinberg
Russell Forte
as Hood
Gordon Zimmerman
Dean Miller
as Photographer
Mike Fenton
Scott Thomson
as Charley
Cynthia Szigeti
as Mrs. Capone
Jack Nance
as Priest
Joy Michael
as Chorus Girl
Hal Riddle
as Warden
Katie La Bourdette
as Blond Girl
Chuck Hicks
as Governor
Gary Watkins
as Manny
Leonard Termo
as Tony Scarano
Hank Garrett
as Mayor
Jerome Michaels
as Reporter Diering
Trisha Long
as Female Butler
Richard A. Roth
as Prisoner Rabbi
Georg Olden
as Young Vermin
Elizabeth Arlen
as Girl on Steps
Norman Steinberg
as Reporter Duffy
Sudie Bond
as Cleaning Lady
Will Seltzer
as Prisoner
Frank Slaten
as Henchman
Dick Balduzzi
as Prisoner
Bob Eubanks
as M.C.
Rick Rosenthal
as Judge
Mike Bacarella
as Vito


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