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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Voice of Sevon: Silence has no opposite in noise. It is beyond positive and negative. Silence dissolves all objects. It is not related to any counterpart which belongs to the mind. Silence has nothing to do with mind. It cannot be defined. But it can be felt directly, because it is our nearness. Silence is freedom without restriction or center. It is our wholeness, neither inside nor outside the body. Silence is joyful, not pleasurable. It is not psychological. It is... feeling... without a feeler. Silence ...
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Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) See more »


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An excellent film with limited appeal.
22 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Jackpot", the Polish brothers tell the story of a character who is more curious than interesting - a soap-selling professional karaoke hustler (Gries) with his own agent (Morris) and impossible dreams of making it as a pop singer. The film has a good premise and an excellent execution but is doubtless destined to be one of those fringe indies with earnest integrity which flies in the face of limited market appeal. An enjoyable watch for those into films about quirky, down-and-out type characters. (B-)

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