PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime
Set in the 1930s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.
The film producers learned that Danny DeVito might not make his shooting dates, because he was still shooting Romancing the Stone (1984) in Mexico, and barely made it to the set in time.
Mary-Margaret Catharine Dineen:
Dirty Jew! Shanty nigger! White-trash bastard! Go ahead, walk all over the little people!
Towards the beginning after Johnny initially meets mobster Dundee in his car. After the car leaves you can see the license plate on the rear . It is an undated New York plate with white letters on a dark background. That type was used in 1910 or 1911, not the kind that was used in the 1920's and 1930's which displayed the exact year that they were issued.
After the opening credits, you see "1935" on the screen. A car in the near lane of the street drives behind it. Then, another car (in the far lane) runs into the number sitting on the road, and smashes it to pieces.