Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Comedy, Drama  |  30 March 1994 (USA)
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Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Alto
Lorraine de la Peña
Detective (as John Cothran Jr.)
Hal Fishman ...
Jerry Dunphy ...
Andrea Kutyas ...
Kerry Kilbride ...
Paula López ...
Paul Dean Jackson ...
Joe Avellar ...
Susan Campos ...
Audrey Morgan ...


Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation. Written by Reid Gagle

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One thing stands between Jimmy and stardom. Reality. See more »


Crime | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джимми-Голливуд  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$3,692,874 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barry Levinson:  [Ralph Tabakin]  (Fan in Hospital) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999). See more »


Harrison Ford: Is this a principal role? I mean, 'cause, I came here for a principal role! They said it was a principal role.
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Harrison Ford: This is two lines. I'm not doin' two lines. I didn't come here for two lines. I was told this was a principal role!
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References Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »


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Very underrated, Pesci at his best & one of Levinson's best !
27 January 2003 | by (Glucholazy, Poland) – See all my reviews

I admire Barry Levinson's work very much, he's done some great movies and when "Jimmy Hollywood" was airing in my TV, I thought, remembering a complete turkey which was "Bandits" (with Willis and Thornton, directed by Levinson) that this buddy-movie won't be better and I was totally, positively disappointed. Most simple is to say, that it's a one man-show by Joe Pesci, who simply IS Jimmy Alto, a "wanna-be" actor, who continuously looking for his chance in the film capitol of the World-Hollywood. The movie is funny, well-written, good-feeling, has great acting and... cameo of one of the biggest stars of today's cinema at the end. I was very surprised by Christian Slater's role, who always plays dynamic characters, and here it's a complete opposite performance. Also Victoria Abril, known from Almodovar movies, gives here very good acting as Pesci's fiancee. If you saw the poster to this movie, I can only tell that the movie is as COOL as Pesci and Slater cool-looking while sunbathing at the pool. I just can't imagine, how such great movie could earn only $3,6 mlns!!! That's a shame for american audience. I recommend it for everyone who searches for some intelligent entertainment and for all Joe Pesci fans.

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