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Jimmy Zip (1999)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  7 August 1999 (USA)
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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 ...
Snake (as Zia)
John Truong ...
John Epps ...
Irate Driver
Rick Conesco
Diedra (as Kim Dawson)
Andrea Stein ...
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

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




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7 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Surprisingly good
25 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film explores the troubled life of a young man with no hope and no future. His home life is one of abuse which drives him out to the streets. With no clue about what will happen next, he is led along a path ladened with interesting characters, violence, possible love, and job security in a shady industry.

The acting was actually pretty good overall, the visual effects done perfectly, the environment believable. I really didn't think of this as an independent movie while watching, instead I got lost in the story which moves along at a well calculated pace.

The only detractor is some points of the film are a little hokey, but hey, most Hollywood films blow this terrific film out of the water with hokeyness.

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