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 movie's disappointing reception prompted Director Amy Heckerling to begin writing her own movie projects, instead of filming other people's stories.
You shouldn't grab me, Johnny. My mother grabbed me once... ONCE!
Johnny's hair changes length when the Moronie robot arrives.
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.
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