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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


It's a crime what Jimmy Alto will do to get a break. 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  »

Filming Locations:


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?


Victoria Abril's first American film. See more »


[repeated lines]
Jimmy: [promoting his vigilante group on TV] S.O.S. Save Our Streets!
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References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »


Le bien, le mal
by The Guru (as Keith Elam), M.C. Solaar (as MC Solaar) & Jimmy Jay
Performed by The Guru (as Guru) featuring M.C. Solaar (as MC Solaar)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, Inc., a division of ERG under license from CEMA Special Markets
MC Solaar performs courtesy of Polydor France
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This movie makes me smile...
14 October 1999 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I have never been to Hollywood California. But I have heard much of its demise. Jimmy Hollywood brilliantly shows not just the degeneration of a former golden town, but also provides a truly compelling performance as a mediocre, yet driven actor.

The sad part about this movie, is that people nowadays are not patient. They want everything in one big dose. Jimmy is slow to deliver in that sense, the movie takes its time. Those willing to wait, are very lucky. And those who are unwilling, miss a truly enjoyable experience.

See it. If you are perceptive and patient when it comes to movies. Otherwise, go see Titanic again.

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