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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

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: 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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Prepare to be Depressed
28 December 2003 | by todd_dsmSee all my reviews

Frank Whaley gave it his directorial all in this one as in "Joe the King". He has a unique voice among the other modern day quills of his medium.

This one though, will leave you with a personal malaise. Desolation and reality have now been given gravity with this picture. It's equally depressing that his instincts have drug him in this direction.

View at your own risk.


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