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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

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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
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Truck Stop Waitress
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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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Budget:

$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$806 (USA) (27 June 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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: Hey, Sunny, until you pay me more than 15% of your earnings, I'm only going to take 15% of your shit.
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Follows Twin Falls Idaho (1999) See more »

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The Grand Tour
Composed by George Richey
Performed by George Jones
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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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