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Jackpot (2001)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 27 July 2001 (USA)
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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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
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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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Cheryl
Tia Matza ...
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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$480,000 (estimated)

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

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$806 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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In one of the karaoke bar scenes, when Garrett Morris' character is bargaining with the guy to trade songs, he suggests that the guy sing "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis. The man he is speaking to is, you guessed it, Mac Davis. See more »

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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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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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The Grand Tour
Composed by George Richey
Performed by George Jones
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"Jackpot" strikes indie gold!!!
13 February 2003 | by (US) – See all my reviews

The Polish Brothers' "Jackpot" is a unique and well crafted, but unfortunately flawed little movie about determination and the weight carried that can cause one to let go of their dreams. It is as entertaining as it is long, but endless on creativity. It is a bizarre, unpredictable trip following a mysterious kareoke singer named Sunny Holiday and his even stranger counterpart Lester Irving. Both are pathetic in their obsessive desires, but also oddly motivated. Sunny was a family man who sets out to find himself, and a future singing at bars and lounges. He does have his success, mainly because of Irving's help. The film has an ironic, sarcastic tone, floating across the Mid-Western lounge scene introducing many wonderful characters. The Polish Brothers are excellent filmmakers and add a distinct humor and style to this original sophmore effort. At times the film seems aimless, and going in circles (or not anywhere at all)...it seems to go on for a very long length yet it manages to eventually take off with the help of a lot of clever ideas (notably the brilliant structuring). But the greatness in storytelling makes "Jackpot" a one of a kind winner. It is such beautiful and original filmmaking. Life on the road is captured with such a genuine feel as the two mysterious men drive about in their pink car and encounter many weird and appealing characters. The high definition cinematography is pretty amazing as well…reminiscent of Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut."


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