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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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Storyline

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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Budget:

$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$806 (USA) (29 June 2014)

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$806 (USA) (29 June 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, one of the characters references the town of Twin Falls. Twin Falls Idaho (1999) was the Polish brothers' first movie. See more »

Quotes

Lester: If you can't create empathy for yourself, you are nothing. The people want to feel empathy for you.
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Connections

Follows Twin Falls Idaho (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Grand Tour
Composed by George Richey
Performed by George Jones
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An unexpectedly good film.
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is not just that typical on the road Middle America odyssey, with frequent stops in kitschy bars and dusty diners. Jackpot has a well written script with a strong focus on character development and interaction. Gries and Morris work well together as a fly-by-night duo. Gries' goofy but personable character allows his mediocre singing to be quite intriguing. The witty dialogue was enjoyable and consistent throughout the film. Most notable is Garret Morris' performance. The film was a clever attempt to show two zealous characters struggle for an unrealistic, waste of a goal. You can't help but be envious of their carefree attitude and at the same time loathe their divergence from ideal responsibilities. It's realism allows for a vicarious experience and an appreciation of great screenwriting.


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