2018 line-up for
|Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and
other genre related films.
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.
Roger Ebert: "The opening scenes of "Johnny Dangerously" are so
funny you just don't see how they can keep it up."
We began our theme of racing against time with a classic film noir, the 1950's D.O.A. The film
stars Edmund O'Brien as a man literally racing against the clock to save his life. He is
poisoned and must find his killer before he dies. A very well shot film, appreciated by the
|Local Hero (1983)
April's theme of Labor Relations: corporate/unions and workplace related topics began with
a screening of the 1983 film Local Hero starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster. The
premise is an American oil company's proposed buyout of a small Scottish seaport. The oil
company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village to be replaced with a refinery.
Things don't go as expected. A whimsical comedy was well received by the attendees.
Conversation continued at the Ridge Diner until quite late. Fun evening.