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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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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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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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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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Lester: The Olympics, the NBA, the NFL - all filled up with children who didn't have fathers. You may be a flawed character, but you're building hers. You're the asshole who will put your daughter on the moon.
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A little more fast forward and it would be perfect.
27 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film opens with a SNAP! Love the crazy use of the old car cassette player to rewind and fast forward us through the thoughts in Sunny Holiday's otherwise empty head. Jon Gries, who plays Sunny, is excellent.

However, the movie slows down a bit from there. Loved the singing, the one night stands, the poetry readings that are voice over, but some of the chit chat that happens in the long in betweens, though funny at times, looses you. Cut cut cut.

The camera work is a little static and dull, though the set design, wardrobe and editing are exciting. Just when you were bored or squirming in your seat, Sunny hits the rewind button and brings you back to life.

The movie gets fun in the end when Sunny meets up with his equally dysfunctional brothers, played by Anthony Edwards and Rick Oberton.

Go see if for the dirty jokes and go see it for the technology. Great use of the new 24p hi def medium.


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