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"This is going to be the best day of your life!" Donald (Barry Primus) promises Sam (Charlie Robinson). This seems unlikely given that they're both homeless men mired in the bleak landscape of Los Angeles' Skid Row. The source of Donald's optimism is a mere $20 bill (a Jackson) which he bummed off a passing businessman (Steve Guttenberg). But Donald vows that with that money they can do anything they wish and drags a reluctant Sam off in search of adventure.

Directed by J. F. Lawton, JACKSON takes place in a single day that turns into a cold rainy night. Fueled by bottles of Thunderbird, Donald and Sam end up having a great adventure filled with humor, philosophy, danger and hope. In one of the most unusual aspects of the film, their story is accented by other down and out characters who express themselves by singing some of the world's greatest opera arias. From an old drunk (Richard Brown) singing a Donizetti duet with a crack addict (Shawnette Sulker), to a bag lady (Ella Lee) singing Carmen, these surreal musical sequences stand apart from but enrich Donald and Sam's journey. What begins as a simple tale about two bums becomes a story about the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.

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  • Actors: Barry Primus, Charlie Robinson, Steve Guttenberg, Debra Jo Rupp
  • Directors: J. F. Lawton
  • Writers: J. F. Lawton
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004UC7EDU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,246 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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How can a film about two homeless guys be uplifting? From the very first snippets of shared dialog between Donald and Sam (played terrifically by Barry Primus and Charlie Robinson) we know we are on to something extraordinary. Their journey weaves through fantastic flights of gorgeous opera, (done up terrifically by composer Frankie Blue) and beautiful soliloquies to adventure soaked moments of both personal triumph and defeat. In the process they learn that there is more to life than their singular, lonely existence... and they slowly come to seeing that something binds them that is irresistible to the both of them, and to those that surround them. The human condition at work, in a 90 minute film. It is funny, sad, thought provoking, and yes, uplifting. A joy to watch.
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Jackson was screened at the Lake Arrowhead Fim Festival to a packed theatre. The audience loved the film and gave it a standing ovation. I have seen the film many times and each time I love it more. The opera arias are fantastic and the way the filmmaker, JF Lawton, weaves them through the various scenes is brilliant. The acting by Barry Primus and Charlie Robinson are, in my opinion, Oscar quaility. This film is sure to delight.
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