In de jaren dertig ontwikkelt een toegewijde zoon een carrière als gangster om de ziekenhuisrekeningen van zijn moeder te kunnen betalen
Johnny Dangerously / dir. by Amy Heckerling ; written by Norman Steinberg
Amy Heckerling
Author of screenplay
Norman Steinberg
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
87 min.
Ondertiteling : Nederlands, Frans, Engels, Duits, Italiaans, Spaans, Zweeds Taalkeuze : Engels, Frans, Duits, Italiaans, Spaans

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Een misdaadkomedie uit 1984 van Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Look who's talking) met in de hoofdrollen Michael Keaton (Batman), Marilu Henner en Danny DeVito. Het verhaal speelt zich af in de VS in de jaren dertig. Johnny Dangerously is een keurige man en toegewijde zoon die een carrière als gangster ontwikkelt om de hoge ziekenhuisrekeningen van zijn moeder te kunnen betalen. De film parodieert in hoog tempo de gangsterfilms uit de jaren dertig en veertig en bevat veel cameorollen. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times, i): '(..) This is a high-class cast, having fun with the material (...) But what gradually occurs to us is that we aren't laughing as often; the movie keeps trying, but it runs out of steam. (...)' www.filmcritic.com vindt: 'There are so many good one-liners it's hard to know where to begin. It's like Austin Powers, only thirty years ealier. The cars in JD are way better and the gun and dick jokes are ludicrous and staccato.' De dvd bevat geen extra's.

About Amy Heckerling

Amy Heckerling (born May 7, 1954) is an American film director. An alumna of both New York University and the American Film Institute, she directed the commercially successful films Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Look Who's Talking, and Clueless.

Heckerling is a recipient of AFI's Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal celebrating her creative talents and artistic achievements.

Early life and education

Heckerling was born in The Bronx, New York City, to a bookkeeper mother and an accountant father. She had a Jewish upbringing and remembers that the apartment building where she spent her early childhood was full of Holocaust survivors. "Most of them had tattoos on their arms and for me there was a feeling that all of these people had a story to tell. These were interesting formative experiences." Both of her parents wo…Read more on Wikipedia