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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 in 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 .... 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
Jon 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
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Art meets action is a inspired, twisted rage of a film, 13 August 1999
Author: ( from San Francisco

Jimmy Zip just won "Best Feature shot for under 1 million dollars" at the Hollywood Film Festival and was viewed there. This film, as of August 1999, is not in general or video release. But, heads up, studio executives, this could be the sleeper hit of 1999/2000. Language is a bit rough but characters are strong and commanding. Well acted. Story involves a 16 year old pyromaniac who teams with a sculturer to confront the heavies- drug dealers with no scruples (is there any other kind?) . Hats off to writer/director Robert McGinley - strong talent. I also thought the editing was very good, something one never notices until you reflect on it a day or two later. I went back to my credit book and looked it up. The editor is named Howard Flaer. I hope some studio gets their act together and releases this. Good stuff.

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