The Search for One-Eye Jimmy [Blu-ray]
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When college film student Les comes back to his old Brooklyn neighborhood he stumbles on an opportunity to make a documentary: One-eye Jimmy has gone missing. With Joe Head (Michael Badalucco) as his guide they wander the streets, encountering all kinds of crazy characters, like Jimmy's brother Ed (Steve Buscemi), Disco Bean (John Turturro), Jimmy's mother (Anne Meara), and a hairdressing sketch artist (Jennifer Beals), but the two most outstanding performances come from Samuel L. Jackson as a burnt out Viet Nam Vet named Colonel Ron and Nick Turturro as Junior, the neighborhood theif.
While the DVD box attempts to capatalize on Jackson's recent popularity, his part in this film is actually rather small albeit hilarious. Nick Turturro has a much bigger and funnier part but the whole cast is excellent. Also present are Ray Mancini,Tony Sirico and Holt McCallany.
Sam Henry Kass, who also wrote the script, proves that a lot can be done with a low budget.
Unfortunately this DVD transfer leaves much to be desired; it looks no better than a VHS version that I bought several years ago. On top of that you need a multi-region DVD player to play this region 2 PAL disc from Australia. You would think that with all of the big stars, great acting and funny script that some American distributor would remaster this film and release it in a region 1 NTSC North America friendly version.
Still, it's fortunate that this movie is available at all. If you don't have a multi-region DVD player, try to find an American VHS tape of this movie - it's worth the trouble.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search for One-Eye Jimmy, is just too much fun. It is just as good now as when I saw it years ago.Published 18 months ago by pauljbrown
I had seen this movie before several years ago but was happy when it became available on dvd. This movie is a best buy for good comedy along with a good castPublished on February 26, 2014 by gladys needham
It's like trying to review a Marx Brothers movie. All I can say is I've bought this movie five times. Every time I put it on for someone new to watch....it mysteriously disappears. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by ziggy
You really have to have a special since of humor for this off-the beaten path independent film. Ben Steeler's mom, Meara(?) is in this.Published on November 29, 2013 by Delaine
Silly, but worth the price alone to see early acts such as the Tuttoro brothers,Buesemi,Ray(boom boom) Mancini,Samuel Jackson, and my personal fav, Paulie Walnuts. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Ssenkrad
Jennifer Beals dancing scene was the most exhilarating in the whole movie. She played her very small role well. Jennifer was awesome in the dance scene.Published on November 21, 2013 by carroll