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|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Written by||Barry Levinson|
|Edited by||Jay Rabinowitz|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$3.8 million|
Jimmy Hollywood is a 1994 American comedy film written and directed by Barry Levinson and starring Joe Pesci and Christian Slater. It was released on April 1, 1994, and was a box office bomb, grossing just $3 million against its $30 million budget.
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.
- 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)
Rotten Tomatoes give the film an 18% approval rating from a sample of 22 reviews, with an average rating of 4/10. Produced on a budget of $30 million, the film made less than $4 million in ticket sales.
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