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Johnny Dangerously (1984)

“Organised crime has never been this disorganised!”

This gangster parody set in 1935 charts the rise and fall of good-natured New York mobster Johnny Kelly – aka Johnny Dangerously (Michael Keaton) whose brother is a crime-busting district attorney.

This enjoyably silly stuff from Clueless (1995) and Look Who’s Talking director Amy Heckerling zips along at a fair old pace and is peppered with some great one-liners.

There’s fun support from a cast that includes Joe Piscopo, Peter Boyle, Dom DeLuise and Maureen Stapleton, but the film belongs to Keaton, who once again shows his comedic talents to entertaining effect.

Johnny Dangerously (Kelly)
Michael Keaton
Danny Vermin
Joe Piscopo
Lil
Marilu Henner
Mrs Kelly
Maureen Stapleton
Jocko Dundee
Peter Boyle
Tommy
Griffin Dunne
Sally
Glynnis O’Connor
The Pope
Dom Deluise
Maroni
Richard Dimitri
Burr
Danny DeVito
Arthur
Dick Butkus
Pat
Ron Carey
Charley
Scott Thomson
Dutch
Mark Jantzen
Manny
Gary Watkins
Vito
Mike Bacarella
Tony Scarano
Leonard Termo
Mrs Capone
Cynthia Szigeti

Director
Amy Heckerling

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