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The Jimmy Show (2001)

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A failed New Jersey inventor embarks on a career as a standup comic, turns to drink, and labors to keep his family together.

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Frank Whaley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Whaley ... Jimmy O'Brien
Carla Gugino ... Annie
Ethan Hawke ... Ray
Lynn Cohen ... Ruth
Jillian Stacom Jillian Stacom ... Wendy
Spelman M. Beaubrun ... Claude
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Birch ... Track Coach
Jefferson Breland Jefferson Breland ... Man in Club
Seth Buchwald Seth Buchwald ... Hippie
Frankie Dellarosa Frankie Dellarosa ... Jersey Guy
George Demas George Demas ... Man in Club
Tony Devon ... New York Mike
John Elsen ... Big Tony
Mitchell Greenberg Mitchell Greenberg ... Dr. Schull
Laura Jordan ... Jersey Girl
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Storyline

Jimmy O'Brien works in the stockroom of a grocery store, where he is reminded of his powerlessness by his boss. Only his love for his wife offers him comfort, but their obligations to his invalid grandmother and a new baby stifle their dreams. It is not until open-mike night at the local comedy club that he allows himself to do what he needs to do: run off at the mouth. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El show de Jimmy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$703, 15 December 2002

Gross USA:

$1,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When his grandmother (Ruth) is in the chair dead, you can still see her breathing. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: Why do I talk about it, why don't I do it?
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Connections

Featured in The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2004) See more »

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A Depressing but realistic story
24 July 2005 | by CAMACHO-4See all my reviews

The"Jimmy Show" is actor Frank Whaley's second picture following Joe the king. In this film Jimmy O'Brien a unfunny and very unsuccessful comedian deals with his needy girlfriend, his hard job and trying to make people laugh. This movie really does show the realistic life of a struggling comedian and it captures the characters true passion for his profession. But than again the plot just becomes a whirlwind of bad luck for jimmy and doesn't really seem to give him a break. Carla Gugino as Jimmy's girlfriend Annie gives a great performance and Ethan Hawke also manages to steal a few scenes away from his co-star and director Frank Whaley. Overall Whaley has great potential as a up and coming dramatic director.


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