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Johnny Dangerously Details


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


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


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