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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Jimmy Alto
Christian Slater ... William
Victoria Abril ... Lorraine de la Peña
Jason Beghe ... Detective
John Cothran ... Detective (as John Cothran Jr.)
Hal Fishman Hal Fishman ... Anchorperson
Jerry Dunphy ... Anchorperson
Andrea Kutyas Andrea Kutyas ... Anchorperson
Kerry Kilbride Kerry Kilbride ... Newscaster
Paula López Paula López ... Newscaster
Paul Dean Jackson Paul Dean Jackson ... Newscaster
Joe Avellar ... Newscaster
Susan Campos Susan Campos ... Newscaster
Claudia Haro ... Newscaster
Audrey Morgan Audrey Morgan ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation. Written by Reid Gagle

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One thing stands between Jimmy and stardom. Reality. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джимми-Голливуд See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,692,874
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Baltimore Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Victoria Abril's first American film. See more »

Quotes

Harrison Ford: Is this a principal role? I mean, 'cause, I came here for a principal role! They said it was a principal role.
Woman: Well, this is what we're casting today.
Harrison Ford: This is two lines. I'm not doin' two lines. I didn't come here for two lines. I was told this was a principal role!
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Alternate Versions

Videocassette box states that "some footage has been added and some deleted from the theatrical version." See more »

Connections

References In the Line of Fire (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Mexican Moon
by Johnette Napolitano
Translation by Jesus Velo
Performed by Concrete Blonde
Courtesy of Capitol Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Hopeful and Pleasant
18 September 2006 | by MrsClarenceWorleySee all my reviews

Let me start by saying I was born in Hollywood, California and I have lived in Los Angeles all of my life thus far. In my childhood I would watch movies and hear about "Hollywood" in all its magic and glory and wonder, are we thinking about the same Hollywood? Are they SURE its the one I live in? Hollywood has always been home to me, but a home with a lot of putrescence and perversion. Yet in all its filth, and believe me it is FILTHY, I still love it...I love the movies and I believe that Hollywood was once magical, was once a place like no other. And sometimes if you block out the bothersome aspects of Hollywood, it still is. Jimmy Alto's and William's idealism in trying to make a difference in a city they love is something I immediately related to and deeply appreciated.

I love Christian Slater as William; he is such a strange but sweet character, so pleasantly lost, and Slater's portrayal is delightful.

For anyone who loves Hollywood, and movies in general, this film is a must.


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