GenreCrime, Comedy, Drama Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 30, 1994 (1994-03-30) Music directorRobbie Robertson, Howard Drossin CastJoe Pesci (Jimmy Alto), Christian Slater (William), Victoria Abril (Lorraine de la Pena), Harrison Ford (Himself) Similar moviesThe Hard Way (1991)
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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.
Joe Pesci as Jimmy Alto/Jericho
Christian Slater as William
Victoria Abril as Lorraine de la Pena
Jason Beghe as a Detective
Barry Levinson as the director of "Life Story"
Harrison Ford as Himself (uncredited)
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.