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Jackpot (2001)

R  |   |  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Toni Oswald ...
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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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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$480,000 (estimated)

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$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

Lester: Look, look, Sunny. It was either this or a juicer, man, okay?
[hands him a blender tied with a bow]
Lester: Now it had nothing to do with your performance, man. The judge were just a little off, okay? Don't take it personally.
Sunny Holiday: [hands him the bow]
Lester: What's this?
Sunny Holiday: 15% Don't take it personally.
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In This Hole
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An excellent film with limited appeal.
22 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Jackpot", the Polish brothers tell the story of a character who is more curious than interesting - a soap-selling professional karaoke hustler (Gries) with his own agent (Morris) and impossible dreams of making it as a pop singer. The film has a good premise and an excellent execution but is doubtless destined to be one of those fringe indies with earnest integrity which flies in the face of limited market appeal. An enjoyable watch for those into films about quirky, down-and-out type characters. (B-)


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