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The Jimmy Show (2001)

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A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.


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Credited cast:
Jimmy O'Brien
Jillian Stacom ...
Spelman M. Beaubrun ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Track Coach
Jefferson Breland ...
Man in Club
Heather Bucha ...
Seth Buchwald ...
Frankie Dellarosa ...
Jersey Guy
George Demas ...
Man in Club
Big Tony
Mitchell Greenberg ...
Dr. Schull
Jersey Girl


Jimmy O'Brien works in the stockroom of a grocery store, where he is reminded of his powerlessness by his boss. Only his love for his wife offers him comfort, but their obligations to his invalid grandmother and a new baby stifle their dreams. It is not until open-mike night at the local comedy club that he allows himself to do what he needs to do: run off at the mouth. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El show de Jimmy  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$703 (USA) (13 December 2002)


$703 (USA) (13 December 2002)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When his grandmother (Ruth) is in the chair dead, you can still see her breathing. See more »


Jimmy: Why do I talk about it, why don't I do it?
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Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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Depressing and totally pointless film.
13 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I kept waiting around for something redeeming to happen - it doesn't. As far as I could see, this was a totally pointless movie about a loser who never learns anything about himself. He is a self centered, self pitying person who never "gets it" - i.e., he is the problem. It makes me wonder

  • Who would put up money to make a movie

like this? This was so bad!!!

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