PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime
Set in the 1930s, an honest, good-hearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's sky-rocketing medical bills.
The gum that Johnny keeps in his "cigarette case" is a Clove Gum.
Roman Moroni Deported to Sweden. Says He's Not From There.
When assistant D.A. Tommy Kelly goes to the D.A.'s mansion to tell him he has enough evidence to convict Johnny Dangerously, he says he has, among other things, recordings, and he holds up a reel of audio tape. This scene is set in the 1930s, but magnetic tape wasn't invented until the late 1940s.
Ray Walston's name appears twice in the closing credits. The first is with a picture of his character and later in just typeface (along with Ron Carey) under the title "Special Appearances."
In some versions, such as the VHS home video version, the opening theme by 'Weird Al Yankovic' has been removed and replaced with the same music that runs under the end titles. Presumably this was due to a music licensing issue. The DVD release restores the original theme by "Weird Al" Yankovic.
$2,947,746 25 December 1984
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