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Jackpot (2001)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 27 July 2001 (USA)
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Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »

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Michael Polish
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Gries ... Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
Daryl Hannah ... Bobbi
Garrett Morris ... Lester Irving
Patrick Bauchau ... Santa Claus / Voice of Sevon
Adam Baldwin ... Mel James
Rosie O'Grady Rosie O'Grady ... Sweet Dreams
Larry W. Hunter ... Mini Mart Clerk
Peggy Lipton ... Janice
Suzanne Krull ... Sneezy Waitress
Dig Wayne ... Never My Love
Mac Davis ... Sammy Bones
Larry Pennell ... Truck Driver
Toni Oswald Toni Oswald ... Truck Stop Waitress
Crystal Bernard ... Cheryl
Tia Matza ... Vicky
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Storyline

Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in search of their own version of the American Dream: a country loving audience. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,968, 29 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$806, 29 June 2014
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, one of the characters references the town of Twin Falls. Twin Falls Idaho (1999) was the Polish brothers' first movie. See more »

Quotes

Lester: If you can't create empathy for yourself, you are nothing. The people want to feel empathy for you.
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Connections

Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) See more »

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Naked If I Want to Be
by Cat Power
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An excellent film with limited appeal.
22 October 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

In "Jackpot", the Polish brothers tell the story of a character who is more curious than interesting - a soap-selling professional karaoke hustler (Gries) with his own agent (Morris) and impossible dreams of making it as a pop singer. The film has a good premise and an excellent execution but is doubtless destined to be one of those fringe indies with earnest integrity which flies in the face of limited market appeal. An enjoyable watch for those into films about quirky, down-and-out type characters. (B-)


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