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The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

R | | Comedy | 21 June 1996 (USA)
While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Holt McCallany ... Les
Michael Badalucco ... Joe Head
Nicholas Turturro ... Junior
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Lefty (as Ray Mancini)
Steve Buscemi ... Ed Hoyt
Anne Meara ... Holly Hoyt
Samuel L. Jackson ... Col. Ron
John Turturro ... Disco Bean
Tony Sirico ... Snake
Jennifer Beals ... Ellen
Wayne Maugans Wayne Maugans ... Tommy Hoyt
Adam LeFevre ... Detective
Lodge Kerrigan ... Cameraman
Aida Turturro ... Madame Esther
Joseph Siravo ... Father Julio
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While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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With this search team... pray you don't get lost.

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Filmed in 1993, but not released until 1996. See more »

Quotes

Joe Head: Who's Disco Bean? He's one of the greatest disco dancers around. I can introduce you to him, he's a friend of mine.
Les: Isn't disco supposed to be dead?
Joe Head: He died? Nobody told me nothin'.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Ingenious and very amusing.
29 December 1998 | by MovieAlienSee all my reviews

This is truly a sleeper. Although the plot sounds a bit absurd, the results are intentionally hilarious and clever. I don't know where I was when this film came out, it just released to video, and that was it.

The film focuses on the title character, a sleazy and dimwitted housing project type, and what his disappearance has on his friends and family. The search is made into a documentary by a film student (Colt McCallany), and most of the film is in the form of a "mockumentary."

I highly recommend this movie. If you like what you see in the cast, you'll love it!


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Official Sites:

Official Orenda Films Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,432, 23 June 1996

Gross USA:

$71,314

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,314
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Orenda Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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