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Jimmy Hollywood [Blu-ray] (1994)

Joe Pesci , Christian Slater , Barry Levinson  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria Abril, Jason Beghe, John Cothran
  • Directors: Barry Levinson
  • Writers: Barry Levinson
  • Producers: Barry Levinson, Gerrit van der Meer, James Flamberg, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Marie Rowe
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: July 6, 2010
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003H14DG6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,788 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jimmy Hollywood [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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It's a crime what Jimmy Alto will do to get a break. Oscar® winner Joe Pesci (1991, Best Supporting Actor, GOODFELLAS) and Christian Slater are at their finest in this wildly funny look at Hollywood from acclaimed director Barry Levinson (RAIN MAN, BUGSY). Struggling actor Jimmy Alto (Pesci) can’t get arrested. But the criminals that terrorize his neighborhood are making a killing. So Jimmy makes a bold career move. With the help of his loyal but spaced-out best friend (Slater), Jimmy transforms himself into “Jericho,” leader of a mock-vigilante group that videotapes criminals and then turns them over to the police. It’s the role of a lifetime, but when Jimmy gets caught in a crossfire between the cops and the crooks, it looks like it could be his last.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Stuff September 5, 2005
Format:DVD
This movie was awesome. I loved it. I saw it at around one o' clock this morning and I'm buying it off of Amazon now. It was creative and clever with a Tarantino-type of nonsensical flow. The way everyone talked...it was great. The jokes were funny and the people were real in their own weird way. The characters were all unique and lovable and it was nice how amiable most of the people were. No one really got mad at each other. Anyway, if you haven't seen this movie, you should, and if you have, you should see it again. It's awesome.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Joe Pesci plays Jimmy Alto, an Average Joe from New Jersey who came to Hollywood to become a star. But Golden Age Hollywood is no more. Instead of glamour, Jimmy found a seedy town. Instead of fame, he's become one of thousands of unemployed actors.
It's an old story, but enjoyable to anyone who's shared Jimmy's dream. Probably less so for anyone who doesn't much care about "behind the scenes" Hollywood.
Then Jimmy Alto (aka Jimmy Hollywood to his buddies back in New Jersey) captures the thief who stole his car radio and dumps him off at police hq -- anonymously. When this inadvertantly makes him a vigalante celebrity, he decides he's found his "role of a lifetime." He continues his vigalantism, upsetting police and criminals alike, while to him it's merely a "role," and the cheering citizens, his "audience."
A bit overlong, and it hits some very old observations on Hollywood past and present, but not a bad film. Spanish actress Victoria Abril is delightful as his girlfriend with dreams of becoming a "hairdresser to the stars."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By abj
Format:VHS Tape
6/04/05 Comcast Cable 's HBO Channel's repay of this movie was a true "due" for all the replays of bad movies that they rerun.."Jimmy Hollywood" starring Joe Pesci,Christian Slater and Victoria Arril had something few movies have "No anti-climax"..As he(Jooe Pesci) repeats his rehearsal lines before facing the hyped police outside the California Egyptian Theatre,who are looking forward with "press /media prompting" to confront "Jerico"of the SOS membership a/k/a Jimmy Alto(the actor),who never got the break of a Brando or Cagney.. vs attending to "crime in the streets" etc. he keeps repeating the Lines "What You Going to Kill Me, Everybody dies"... In this time before the confrontation due to portable TV, he sees "fans" like he would want for the 1st time .Fortunately his friends played by actor Christian Slater(who had to delay his fugitive run from the city to keep his appointment for the 17th of the month "MRI")leaves the California Egyptian theatre,and his girlfriend Lorraine (played by Victoria Avril) lets the police know that "the actor Jimmy Alto" gun contained only blank..Thus 150 police don't shot at him as he leaves the Egyptian theatre.The movie's ending is the "stuff that kept the movie industry surviving strongly for so long".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Making It in The Dream Factory. March 17, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Joe Pesci stars in this movie as Jimmy Alto an unemployed actor living in L.A. who's originally from New Jersey. Jimmy spends his time like a lot of actors in L.A., auditioning for roles, sitting around watching movies, and sunbathing by a pool. Jimmy dreams of making it big. However, the Hollywood he dreamed of no longer exists. All the greats are gone and the famous locations of old are run down. One day after Jimmy has his car stereo stolen he enlists his mentally challenged friend (Christian Slater) to help find the thief and video tape the crook as he commits a crime. They do so and end up binding and gagging the crook and dropping him off at the police department. From there, the S.O.S. is born and Jimmy decides to take on the role as "Jeremiah" leader of the S.O.S.
Overall I enjoyed the movie. At times it moved rather slow. The pieces of Hollywood trivia strung throughout are amusing. In some ways, the film felt like a modern SUNSET BOULEVARD with two guys and a comic ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is he still acting? November 5, 2004
Format:Blu-ray
An aluminum siding salesman Jimmy Alto (Joe Pesci) moves to Hollywood to become an actor. He even rents an ad on a bench. He even comes close a few times to getting a part.

The one time he leaves his radio in his car it is misappropriated leaving a broken window in the process. Jimmy upset decides to film the perpetrator in the act. He enlists the help of his forgetful buddy William (Christian Slater). His successes with the operation and the 56 second spot on the news, makes him realize that this is "Acting". His friend signed a note to the police with the initials SOS, thus starting the invention of an organization called "Save Our Streets.

Every thing starts to snowball from here. The police thing they are up against another SLA. The people think it is another Charles Bronson. William does not think. Jimmy thinks he is acting. And Jimmy's on and off girl Lorraine (Victoria Abril) thinks he is for real ad does not know it.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked film, must own!!! August 24, 2006
By Andrew
Format:DVD
I saw this film when i was 15, and wow it is well played, great story line, just got the DVD a couple of weeks ago. The dude from home alone is awsome, why cant they make films like this today!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JIMMY HOLLOYWOOD May 31, 2009
Format:VHS Tape
A wonderful story of friendship and love; well acted. Unexpected twists and turns with a delightful ending. I reall enjoyed the movie and storyline.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DVD purchase
100% satisfied great condition it was if I bought it new from any store that sells DVD's it had never been opened and the DVD was flawless and when I played the DVD the audio and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Bill Sandoval
2.0 out of 5 stars Holds viewer's attention, good for what it aimed to do.
Jimmy Hollywood (1994) with Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria
Abril (of Pedro Almodovar fame, in Spain) is a pleasant near 2-hour
movie, albeit quite slow paced for... Read more
Published on May 29, 2011 by Pork Chop
5.0 out of 5 stars Pesci's FUNNIEST movie!!
Im a fan of Barry Levinson movies and this film keeps in the directors' comedic tradition. Say what you want, I know it didn't win any awards and got mediocre reviews but this... Read more
Published on September 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware. Dark comedy prepackaged as a family film...
If you think that this is an official representation of the real movie, then look out. On the back of the DVD case are the words: "This DVD is a home entertainment version of this... Read more
Published on July 8, 2010 by 50 Somethin' Pop Pundit
1.0 out of 5 stars THIS, on blu-ray!???!!?
Who in gods name decided the world needs Jimmy Hollywood on blu-ray?? Did someone lose a bet? Terrible, terrible movie. I would give it negative stars if I could. Read more
Published on July 1, 2010 by Joshua Likens
2.0 out of 5 stars Pesci is the only draw in this misfire
"Jimmy Hollywood" tells the story of Jimmy Alto, a man who's failed to find success as an actor except in his own mind. Read more
Published on August 6, 2007 by Rottenberg's rotten book review
3.0 out of 5 stars A Levinson film awaiting rediscovery and re-evaluation.
Barry Levinson's comedy/drama about an actor-turned-Hollywood crimefighter (Joe Pesci), his skeptical lover (Victoria Abril in a rare English-language performance)and his addled... Read more
Published on August 23, 2004 by Terry McCarty
2.0 out of 5 stars slater keeps this at bay
this is really an awful movie but I like it because of Slater's performance which is the best thing in this film. Pesci is ok as Hollywood. Read more
Published on October 10, 2003 by Michael Bolts
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