Jimmy Hollywood

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Jimmy Hollywood
Jimmy hollywood.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Barry Levinson
Produced by Lori Jo Nemhauser
Written by Barry Levinson
Starring Joe Pesci
Christian Slater
Victoria Abril
Music by Robbie Robertson
Howard Drossin
Cinematography Peter Sova
Edited by Jay Rabinowitz
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • March 30, 1994 (1994-03-30)
Running time
117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $3,783,003

Jimmy Hollywood is a 1994 American comedy film written and directed by Barry Levinson and starring Joe Pesci and Christian Slater.


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 a 14% rating from a sample of 21 reviews. Produced on a budget of $30 million, the film made less than $4 million in ticket sales.

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