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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

 -  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

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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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Hal Fishman ...
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Andrea Kutyas ...
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Paula López ...
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Paul Dean Jackson ...
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Joe Avellar ...
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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 »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy | Drama

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

Also Known As:

Джимми-Голливуд  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,692,874 (USA)
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Trivia

Victoria Abril's first American film. 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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Connections

References Death Wish 3 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

What About Now
by Robbie Robertson & Ivan Neville
Performed by Robbie Robertson
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Pleasant surprise
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and was delighted with all the characters. Pesci was not his usual hyper-character(which he does well)but somewhat subdued. At the same time being pushed by his hope of getting "the role" that has always eluded him. Finally, he finds it in reality.The ending was great! I never even heard of this movie before. I am glad I caught it and would recommend it.It made me laugh and made me feel sad also. At the end it did remind me of "The King of Comedy." Maybe not as well written but it kept me watching and grinning as well as feeling a bit nostalgic for the old Hollywood. Especially when 'Jimmy' and "Lorraine" were at Errol Flynns old house as they danced to the sounds of urban chaos.


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