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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sunny Holiday / Glen Allen Johnson
... Bobbi
... Lester Irving
... Santa Claus / Voice of Sevon
... Mel James
Rosie O'Grady ... Sweet Dreams
... Mini Mart Clerk
... Janice
... Sneezy Waitress
... Never My Love
... Sammy Bones
... Truck Driver
Toni Oswald ... Truck Stop Waitress
... Cheryl
... Vicky
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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 search of their own version of the American Dream: a country loving audience. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Comedy

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

$480,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,968, 29 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$806, 29 June 2014
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2.35 : 1
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In one of the karaoke bar scenes, when Garrett Morris' character is bargaining with the guy to trade songs, he suggests that the guy sing "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" by Mac Davis. The man he is speaking to is, you guessed it, Mac Davis. See more »

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Lester: [about unconscious groupie] Sunny, if she has her "lick-her" license, we're fucked.
Sunny Holiday: Her liquor license?
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Follows Twin Falls Idaho (1999) See more »

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He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
by Grandaddy
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Sensitive and realistic portrait of 'small time' artists
6 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Even more than the previous, awesome movie by the Polish brothers, "Jackpot" presents a quiet, even-keeled portrait of what at first seem like a ridiculous pair, but who's sincerity and refusal to give up makes you admire them. There's a kindness to the ironic view that is a relief; the characters are not exaggerated or spoofed into cartoon-condition, their audiences aren't either. The tone of the film is respectful yet ironic - a healthy mix. The cinematography is nothing less than beautiful, again as was the previous film from M & Polish, "Twin Falls Idaho". Same cinematographer, David Mullen, but this time the movie originated on 24P, high-definition video, and was converted to film. It's really very beautiful, the tones are just right, the look doesn't distract from the story at any time, but if you care for such things, it is really a visual treat. I think the movie might have gained from a little 'scissors action' towards the end it started to drag a bit, but not enough to change the fact that this is a wonderful and completely enjoyable movie in many ways.


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