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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 overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Alto
... William
... Lorraine de la Peña
... Detective
... Detective (as John Cothran Jr.)
Hal Fishman ... Anchorperson
... Anchorperson
Andrea Kutyas ... Anchorperson
Kerry Kilbride ... Newscaster
Paula López ... Newscaster
Paul Dean Jackson ... Newscaster
... Newscaster
Susan Campos ... Newscaster
... Newscaster
Audrey Morgan ... Newscaster
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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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It's a crime what Jimmy Alto will do to get a break. See more »

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Crime | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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30 March 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джимми-Голливуд  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,692,874
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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

Jimmy: What are ya gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains
by Robbie Robertson
Performed by Robbie Robertson & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Ryuichi Sakamoto performs courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Pleasant surprise
18 September 2005 | by See 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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