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Jackpot (2001)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
Lester Irving
Santa Claus / Voice of Sevon
Mel James
Rosie O'Grady ...
Sweet Dreams
Mini Mart Clerk
Never My Love
Sammy Bones
Truck Driver
Toni Oswald ...
Truck Stop Waitress
Tia Matza ...


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 »




Release Date:

27 July 2001 (USA)  »

Box Office


$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$806 (USA) (27 June 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


Truck Driver: You've never had to work. What are you worried about? This what happens when you marry the homecoming queen?
Sunny Holiday: No. That's what happens when your mother marries the homecoming king.
Truck Driver: Your mom had good taste.
Sunny Holiday: Yeah. You can be thankful it wasn't expensive taste.
Truck Driver: She got what she wanted.
Sunny Holiday: Here, child support.
[slides his diner check over]
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Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) See more »


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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) 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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