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An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Zip
Dick Portsmith (The Father)
Rosemary Welden ...
Pan Handler
Arlmone Smith ...
Greg Harris ...
Snake (as Zia)
John Truong ...
John Epps ...
Irate Driver
Rick Conesco
Diedra (as Kim Dawson)
Andrea Stein ...
Robert Gossett ...
Horace Metcalf


Jimmy Zip is a pyromaniac runaway who escapes the clutches of a drug king pin to become the apprentice of a wildly brilliant metal sculptor with Tourette's Syndrome. In Jimmy's rite of passage art and camaraderie become a matter of life and death. Written by Anonymous

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There's more than one way to start a fire.


Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content




Release Date:

7 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джими Зип  »

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1.85 : 1
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Remake of Jimmy Zip (1996) See more »


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Performed by Adrienne Frantz
Written by Geoff Levin and Adrienne Frantz
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Horrible movie
22 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a bad movie. I think that the good reviews on IMDB have come from those involved in the making of the movie. The acting is the worst part of the film as everyone's efforts seem amateur. Rent "Fresh" to see a much better movie about a teen caught up in a criminal lifestyle. Very poor effort.

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