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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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Sam Henry Kass

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Sam Henry Kass
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Cast

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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Orenda Films Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla ricerca di Jimmy See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orenda Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Frank Vincent appears in the movie in a cameo, but only on posters on a wall. See more »

Quotes

Junior: What am I going to do with your old glasses? These are subscription, man.
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Connections

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

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One of the funniest local movies I've seen.
2 May 2006 | by davidpcrossonSee all my reviews

I remember aimlessly wandering Blockbuster video one night in college looking for a movie I hadn't seen yet (a rarity) and I stumbled across this movie that had a bunch of actors I liked. I rented it, watched it, and boy am I glad I did. It does require a bit of an acquired taste since the film is very low budget, but it has some of the funniest performances I've seen in any comedy in years. Nick Turturro is a standout in this film as a pathological thief with zero self control. His brother, John, turns in a funny one as the Red-Hook-local-dance-legend, Disco Bean. It's gonna be hard going finding this movie anywhere. If this tells you anything, I got rid of all my VHS tapes years ago when DVD came out and my collection has amassed to well over 100 DVD's...but the one and only VHS tape I have to this day is "The Search for One-Eye Jimmy".


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