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Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Produced by||Lori Jo Nemhauser|
|Written by||Barry Levinson|
|Edited by||Jay Rabinowitz|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||117 minutes|
Jimmy Hollywood is an American comedy film written and directed by Barry Levinson and starring Joe Pesci and Christian Slater. While initially unsuccessful at the box office, it has since gained a cult following.
Jimmy Alto (Pesci) is a failing actor living in Los Angeles. After increasing frustration with his career going nowhere and with crime in the city, Jimmy, along with his "spaced-out" best friend William (Slater), decides to take the law into his own hands.
After losing his job as a waiter, Jimmy transforms himself into "Jericho," leader of a mock-vigilante group that videotapes criminals and then turns them over to the police. Jimmy enjoys the free publicity, anonymously, but eventually the police begin to close in on him, resulting in a tense standoff at the Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.
The character of Christopher in TV series The Sopranos refers to Jimmy Hollywood.
Robbie Robertson created music for the film and produced the soundtrack.
- Joe Pesci as Jimmy Alto/Jericho
- Christian Slater as William
- Victoria Abril as Lorraine de la Pena
- Jason Beghe as a Detective
- Barry Levinson as the director of "Life Story"
- Harrison Ford as Himself (uncredited)
- Jimmy Hollywood at the Internet Movie Database
- Jimmy Hollywood at Box Office Mojo
- Jimmy Hollywood at Rotten Tomatoes
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