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Jackpot (2001)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  27 July 2001 (USA)
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Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
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Bobbi
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Lester Irving
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Santa Claus / Voice of Sevon
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Mel James
Rosie O'Grady ...
Sweet Dreams
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Mini Mart Clerk
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Janice
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Never My Love
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Sammy Bones
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Truck Driver
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Truck Stop Waitress
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Cheryl
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Vicky
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Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country loving audience. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 July 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,968 (USA) (27 July 2001)

Gross:

$806 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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The first movie shot in 24p HD to be released in theaters on 35mm film. (The next, Session 9 (2001), was released two weeks later.) See more »

Quotes

Mel James: You both look hungry.
Sunny Holiday: Mel, you're right, we are. But unlike many on this road, we will continue down this path regardless of what lay ahead. Because it's the hunger that keeps us going.
Mel James: Well, I hear the biscuits and gravy here'll stop a train.
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Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) See more »

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He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
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Lot of good humor
26 July 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This flashback, head trip style is confusing at first but really works at the story unfolds. Once we find Sunny Holiday (Jon Gries, great job by the way) sitting in his car rewinding and fast forwarding his tape over and over until finally interrupted by his karoake tour manager, Les (Garrett Morris) you realize he is as obsessive compulsive as his brother (played by Anthony Edwards and Rick Oberton).

Funny moments besides a few fart jokes include Mac Davis not feeling his own real life his BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME does not feel right for him.


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