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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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Barry Levinson

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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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Barry Levinson: [Ralph Tabakin] (Fan in Hospital) has appeared in every Levinson picture from Diner (1982) to Liberty Heights (1999). See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: What are ya gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.
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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

Featured in The Directors: The Films of Barry Levinson (2000) See more »

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Get It Right Next Time
Written and Performed by Gerry Rafferty
Courtesy of EMI Records USA, a division of ERG under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Pleasant surprise
18 September 2005 | by dlanor_51See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and was delighted with all the characters. Pesci was not his usual hyper-character(which he does well)but somewhat subdued. At the same time being pushed by his hope of getting "the role" that has always eluded him. Finally, he finds it in reality.The ending was great! I never even heard of this movie before. I am glad I caught it and would recommend it.It made me laugh and made me feel sad also. At the end it did remind me of "The King of Comedy." Maybe not as well written but it kept me watching and grinning as well as feeling a bit nostalgic for the old Hollywood. Especially when 'Jimmy' and "Lorraine" were at Errol Flynns old house as they danced to the sounds of urban chaos.


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