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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
John Elsen ... Big Tony
Mitchell Greenberg Mitchell Greenberg ... Dr. Schull
Laura Jordan ... Jersey Girl
Ruth Kulerman Ruth Kulerman ... Keema Woman
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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$703, 15 December 2002
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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

Quotes

Jimmy: Ice cream runs in my veins.
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Connections

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

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Depressing and totally pointless film.
13 May 2004 | by dlamantiSee all my reviews

I kept waiting around for something redeeming to happen - it doesn't. As far as I could see, this was a totally pointless movie about a loser who never learns anything about himself. He is a self centered, self pitying person who never "gets it" - i.e., he is the problem. It makes me wonder - Who would put up money to make a movie like this? This was so bad!!!


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