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Jimmy Zip -- Urban coming of age action/drama. Jimmy Zip (Brendan Fletcher) is an abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies.
Jimmy Zip -- 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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  (in credits order)

Brendan Fletcher ... Jimmy Zip

Ike Gingrich ... Dick Portsmith (The Father)
Rosemary Welden ... Pan Handler

Honey Lauren ... Hooker
Arlmone Smith ... Dealer

Adrienne Frantz ... Sheila
Greg Harris ... Snake (as Zia)
John Truong ... Zoe
John Epps ... Mateus

John Billingsley ... Irate Driver

Chris Mulkey ... Rick Conesco

Kim Sill ... Diedra (as Kim Dawson)
Andrea Stein ... Waitress

Robert Gossett ... Horace Metcalf

Cristos ... Julio

John Snyder ... Frank

James Russo ... Otis Campbell

Floyd Van Buskirk ... Truck Driver

Karen Landry ... Randi Sacks

Victoria Charters ... Woman i Gallery

Susannah Devereux ... Sabrina
David Ripley ... Warren Mavis

Nicholas Mele ... Oliver Sandstrom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leon Walls ... Gallery Patron

Leoni Milano ... Hooker (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert McGinley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert McGinley  writer

Produced by
Greg Ferguson .... line producer
Robert McGinley .... producer
Original Music by
Geoff Levin 
Cinematography by
Christopher Tufty 
Film Editing by
Howard Flaer 
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Mick Strawn 
Art Direction by
Mick Strawn 
Set Decoration by
Quito Cooksey 
Costume Design by
Lisa Dyehouse  (as Lisa Dyehouse-Snee)
Nikie Zambo 
Production Management
Howard Flaer .... post-production supervisor
Joseph B. Tintfass .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Camille Chidiac .... first assistant director
Dawn Stewart .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley
Patrick Green .... sound editor
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Eric Reuveni .... sound editor
Ken Skoglund .... sound re-recording mixer
James P. Slingluff .... sound mixer
Donald Vespoint .... boom operator
Ben Zarai .... sound
Special Effects by
Mike Tristano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Robert McGinley .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
David Travis Grieb .... best boy electric
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Dwight F. Lay .... gaffer
Barry Norwood .... first assistant camera
James R. Powell .... assistant camera
Carol Stoddard .... still photographer
Bela Trutz .... Steadicam operator
Editorial Department
J.F. Kinyon .... additional post-production services (uncredited)
Music Department
Bruce Chianese .... composer: additional music
Patrick Green .... composer: additional music

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Rated R for language, violence, some sexuality and drug content
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Surprisingly good, 25 June 2005
Author: Exit_of_99c_Special from United States

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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