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Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation. Written by Reid Gagle

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One thing stands between Jimmy and stardom. Reality. See more »

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Crime | Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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30 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Джимми-Голливуд  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,692,874
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a TV magazine as part of The Times back in 1996, came the following description: Jimmy Hollywood (1994) Hollywood satire from Barry Levinson. Starring Joe Pesci, Christian Slater and Victoria Abril. See more »

Quotes

Harrison Ford: Is this a principal role? I mean, 'cause, I came here for a principal role! They said it was a principal role.
Woman: Well, this is what we're casting today.
Harrison Ford: This is two lines. I'm not doin' two lines. I didn't come here for two lines. I was told this was a principal role!
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Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Let the Good Times Roll
by Spo-De-Odee & Fleecie Moore
Performed by Robbie Robertson & Cassandra Wilson
Produced by Robbie Robertson
Arranged, orchestrated & conducted by David Campbell
Robbie Robertson performs courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Cassandra Wilson performs courtesy of Blue Note Records, Inc.
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Overlooked and Underrated
5 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this movie about 5 times, and each time I become involved in the characters and their lives. It is a gripping plot, and the movie is well acted, Joe Pesci give another great performance. This is a movie which nobody has really seen or heard of, and that is sad to me. A movie with a good point (crime is bad and hope is good) and good acting should have made more money than any of the current Freddie Prinze Jr. or Sarah Michelle Gellar movies, but the movie world is not ruled by values and quality. I give this movie a 9.5/10 I'd even think about making this movie a perfect ten.


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