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Bones (2001)

Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood.


(as Ernest Dickerson)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Bones
... Pearl
... Lupovich
... Jeremiah Peet
... Eddie Mack
... Cynthia
... Patrick
... Bill
... Maurice
... Tia
... Shotgun (as Ronald Selmour)
... Stank
... Weaze
Erin Wright ... Snowflake
... Jason


The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by a corrupt cop, Bones' elegant brownstone becomes his tomb, Twenty-two years later, the neighborhood has become a ghetto, and his home has turned into a Gothic ruin. Four teens renovate it as an after hours nightclub, unknowingly releasing Jimmy's tortured spirit. Its thrills and chills when blood spills when Jimmy's ghost sets about its frightful revenge, his killers unaware of the gruesome fate that awaits them. With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones' vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl. Get ready for Bones!!! Written by Midnight Hunter X <chico318@aol.com>

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This Dogg's got a bone to pick. See more »


Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, language, sexuality and drugs | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bones - Bis auf die Knochen  »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,823,548, 28 October 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,307,756, 25 November 2001
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first time where Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier collaborated together on film - they have done music videos since 1993. See more »


In the jump-rope rhyme it says of Jimmy Bones that "he has a switchblade loose and a diamond on his hand". The only knife Jimmy Bones is shown to carry is a Butterfly Knife, not a switchblade. See more »


Jimmy Bones: All debts are paid, baby!
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Crazy Credits

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Featured in Diggin' Up 'Bones' (2002) See more »


The Love We Had Stays on My Mind
Written by Terry Callier (as Terrance Callier) and Larry Wade
Performed by The Dells
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not too bad, not too good...
23 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I must say this film was a little better than I expected, however, having said that I wasn't expecting much in the first place. Im not giving anything away - the storyline is very straightforward and the blurb on the back of the dvd/video cover is quite sufficient in explaining the plot. <p> If you like your horror movies whether they be A or Z grade (like I do) then this film is worth a peek. The horror scenes are quite decent. There is a surprising amount of genuine suspense (even I jumped a few times)and quite a few laughs - but dont even try and look any further into the film than this! If you are one of those people to whom the quality of a plot must be in league with films such as "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Godfather" - AVOID AT ALL COSTS. This film should only be viewed by those who are fans of the horror genre. <p> This is a messy film when taken seriously, it makes very little sense, the explanation as to how Mr Bones became of the undead is limp to say the least. Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) is wasted in this film - she has no room to show any of her (in my opinion) excellent talent and comes off wishy washy. Snoop Dogg is a terrible actor and I was very glad that his main roles in the film were limited to flashbacks and the climax. Unfortunatley once again the directors and writers had no idea how to finish the film and resorted to the old "spirit of the thought to be defeated demon managed to slip into someone else for no apparent reason" cliche. Also I was HIGHLY dissapointed with the death scene of Bones that caused the whole thing -very weak. For horror fans out of interest only. 5/10

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