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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

A failing actor living in crime infested Los Angeles, frustrated with his career, decides to take the law into his own hands, and becomes the leader of a mock-vigilante group that videotapes criminals and turns them over to the police.

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writer:

Barry Levinson
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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

In a TV magazine as part of The Times back in 1996, came the following description: Jimmy Hollywood (1994) Hollywood satire from Barry Levinson. Starring Joe Pesci, Christian Slater and Victoria Abril. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Jimmy: [promoting his vigilante group on TV] S.O.S. Save Our Streets!
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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 The Mummy (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Lost at Birth
by Chuck D (as Carlton Ridenhour), Gary G-Wiz (as Gary Rinaldo) & Hank Shocklee
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam / Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very underrated, Pesci at his best & one of Levinson's best !
27 January 2003 | by tomek-1See all my reviews

I admire Barry Levinson's work very much, he's done some great movies and when "Jimmy Hollywood" was airing in my TV, I thought, remembering a complete turkey which was "Bandits" (with Willis and Thornton, directed by Levinson) that this buddy-movie won't be better and I was totally, positively disappointed. Most simple is to say, that it's a one man-show by Joe Pesci, who simply IS Jimmy Alto, a "wanna-be" actor, who continuously looking for his chance in the film capitol of the World-Hollywood. The movie is funny, well-written, good-feeling, has great acting and... cameo of one of the biggest stars of today's cinema at the end. I was very surprised by Christian Slater's role, who always plays dynamic characters, and here it's a complete opposite performance. Also Victoria Abril, known from Almodovar movies, gives here very good acting as Pesci's fiancee. If you saw the poster to this movie, I can only tell that the movie is as COOL as Pesci and Slater cool-looking while sunbathing at the pool. I just can't imagine, how such great movie could earn only $3,6 mlns!!! That's a shame for american audience. I recommend it for everyone who searches for some intelligent entertainment and for all Joe Pesci fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,451,000, 3 April 1994

Gross USA:

$3,783,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,783,003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Baltimore Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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