Jimmy Hollywood

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Jimmy Hollywood
Jimmy hollywood.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Barry Levinson
Produced by Mark Johnson
Barry Levinson
Written by Barry Levinson
Music by
Cinematography Peter Sova
Edited by Jay Rabinowitz
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • April 1, 1994 (1994-04-01)
Running time
117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million[1]
Box office $3.8 million[1]

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.



Robbie Robertson created music for the film and produced the soundtrack, with Howard Drossin providing additional music.


Rotten Tomatoes give the film an 18% approval rating from a sample of 22 reviews, with an average rating of 4/10.[2] Produced on a budget of $30 million, the film made less than $4 million in ticket sales.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Jimmy Hollywood (1994)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Hollywood (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved April 10, 2018. 

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