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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

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.

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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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Trivia

Frank Vincent appears in the movie in a cameo, but only on posters on a wall. 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 Raging Bull (1980) See more »

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Brush Your Teeth Bro
8 February 2005 | by ashleyallinsonSee all my reviews

If the cast doesn't warrant giving this one a look, the laughs surely will. My theory is that the Simpson's "disco stu" was created thanks to this one. Basically some knuckleheads help a worried mother find her alcoholic son with some slick detective work. The amateur sleuths basically waste time until they all end up at the same place where they continue to diss each other. Topped off by, perhaps, one of the best fight scenes ever caught on tape outside of a deli and a supporting cast now so familiar, Steve Buschemi and Samuel L. Jackson playing leads roles, this one is a must see. A True knee-slapper that should have you laughing out loud, even if watching it alone.


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