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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

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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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Victoria Abril's first American film. See more »


William: You know what I could never figure out about the Mummy? The Mummy used to walk with one arm out and a leg draggin' behind him, but he was still always able get his victim. I'm thinkin' as a kid, I was pretty fast, I'd just, ya know, put some moves on the Mummy and the Mummy, he'd never get me.
Jimmy: This is what you're thinkin' about?
William: Then I realized, the Mummy never has to sleep. Eventually, I'd get tired of runnin' around the Mummy. That's when he'd get me.
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References The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) See more »


I've Got the World on a String
by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Hopeful and Pleasant
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I was born in Hollywood, California and I have lived in Los Angeles all of my life thus far. In my childhood I would watch movies and hear about "Hollywood" in all its magic and glory and wonder, are we thinking about the same Hollywood? Are they SURE its the one I live in? Hollywood has always been home to me, but a home with a lot of putrescence and perversion. Yet in all its filth, and believe me it is FILTHY, I still love it...I love the movies and I believe that Hollywood was once magical, was once a place like no other. And sometimes if you block out the bothersome aspects of Hollywood, it still is. Jimmy Alto's and William's idealism in trying to make a difference in a city they love is something I immediately related to and deeply appreciated.

I love Christian Slater as William; he is such a strange but sweet character, so pleasantly lost, and Slater's portrayal is delightful.

For anyone who loves Hollywood, and movies in general, this film is a must.

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