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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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Taglines:

It's a crime what Jimmy Alto will do to get a break. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Straight to video in the UK. 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

Features Body and Soul (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

El sol de mi tierra
Written and Performed by Pepe Del Rivero
Courtesy of Discos Del Rivero
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A must-see for any film fan.
20 April 1999 | by Hup234!See all my reviews

"Jimmy Hollywood" is an underrated classic, with Joe Pesci as Jimmy Alto, wanna-be movie star and starry-eyed idealist. Its final scenes and Cinderella ending will leave you with the warm fuzzies, and I could recommend it just for that. But it's a unique tale of failure-turned-victory and any student of film will be able to identify with the likable Jimmy and his associates on the mean streets of the film capital. The supporting cast is well-chosen, and the plotline progresses evenly to its satisfying final wrap. If you liked "Ed Wood", "Jimmy Hollywood" could also be your ticket back to the movies as they were seldom seen by the rest of us.


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