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Johnny Dangerously
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)… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Keaton in starring role helps, but overall average laughs."
‑ Steve Crum,
"I know I shouldn't like this film, but dammit, it's just so gloriously exuberantly silly that there's no use condemning it."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
""what looks like a sure thing misfires miserably""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Good spoof of The Roaring Twenties"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A mob comedy that shoots only blanks."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"Sorta funny for a while, but it runs out of ammo long before it's over"
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"...the film doesn't just run out of laughs; it becomes positively leaden by the last half hour."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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