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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

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

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 »

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Crime | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джимми-Голливуд  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,692,874 (USA)
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Trivia

Straight to video in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Harrison Ford: Is this a principal role? I mean, 'cause, I came here for a principal role! They said it was a principal role.
Woman: Well, this is what we're casting today.
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 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Hollywood
by Dallas Austin & Tracey Lewis
Performed by George Clinton
Courtesy of Paisley Park / Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A must-see for any film fan.
20 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Jimmy Hollywood" is an underrated classic, with Joe Pesci as Jimmy Alto, wanna-be movie star and starry-eyed idealist. Its final scenes and Cinderella ending will leave you with the warm fuzzies, and I could recommend it just for that. But it's a unique tale of failure-turned-victory and any student of film will be able to identify with the likable Jimmy and his associates on the mean streets of the film capital. The supporting cast is well-chosen, and the plotline progresses evenly to its satisfying final wrap. If you liked "Ed Wood", "Jimmy Hollywood" could also be your ticket back to the movies as they were seldom seen by the rest of us.


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