Lunchtime Movie Review

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

Episode #35

Twentieth Century Fox released Johnny Dangerously to theaters on December 21, 1984. Amy Heckerling directs the film which stars Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, and Marilu Henner.

‘Johnny Dangerously’ Synopsis

In ‘Johnny Dangerously’, two rival gangs compete for the whoring, loan sharking, and shady night club business in New York. One gang is led by a “butter and egg man” who goes by the name of Roman Troy Maroni. The other gang is led by that fargin icehole, Jocko Dundee, played by Ray Ramano’s dad. Whose gang should we root for? Well, this is 80s Hollywood, so clearly, white is right and ethnic is wrong. Jocko Dundee’s gang is your only choice.

Teenager, Johnny Kelly, is in need of paying his carpet-munching mother’s rising medical bills. Johnny, tired of being on the nut, accepts a job offer from Jocko and begins a life of crime. He quickly demonstrates Batman-like skills with his resilience, charm, and wit. He quickly rises to the ranks as Jocko’s right-hand man and becomes the notorious gangster, Johnny Dangerously. Jocko is afraid of being fitted for a Chicago overcoat after bathroom explosion nearly ends his days. He decides to retire from life as the big cheese and leaves Johnny in charge of our days and our nights; of our wrongs and our rights.

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Twentieth Century Fox released Johnny Dangerously to theaters on December 21, 1984. Amy Heckerling directs the film which stars Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, and Marilu Henner.

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