Jimmy Hollywood

Synopsis: Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media wonder--but Jimmy remains a total unknown and his long-suffering girl friend Lorraine is getting fed up with the whole situation.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: Paramount Home Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min


Gloria Swanson.

Maurice Chevalier.

Ralph Bellamy.

Lon Chaney.

Phillips Lord.

One of my favorites. Humphrey Bogart.

Here's an actress. Snow White.

Ann Miller.

Jean Harlow.


Rex Harrison.

Burgess Meredith.

Ray Bolger.


Steve McQueen.

Danny Kaye.

Sarah Vaughan.

Jimmy Stewart.

Victor Mature.

Edward G. Robinson.


Dinah Shore.

Adolphe Menjou.

Erich Von Stroheim.

Tom Mix.

Rory Calhoun.

Henry Fonda.

Burt Lancaster.

This one, if I had a hat, I'd tip it.

John Ford.

Betty Grable.

Little Richard.

Jimmy Cagney.


Van Heflin.

"Richard Widmark."

Richard Widmark. Sh*t!

That was pretty good, though.

Richard Widmark.

How could I not get that one?

Yeah. How many was that?


-How many, William?

I thought you were going to count.

How could I be counting?

I'm thinking of names.

Come on, William. I depend on you.

This is important to me.

I think this was my personal best.

I don't ever remember

doing this well before.

This was definitely a better run

than my Debbie Reynolds one.

Debbie Reynolds one?

Now we gotta go back and count.

l gotta count all the stars again.

I can't believe you did this to me.

I can't believe you did it.

Come on. Let's go. We're to count them.

One, two...

You don't remember where I started at all?

Think. Maybe if you see it. Three.

How many was that?

What? Five?

How many did we just do?

One, two, three, four, five.

Here we go.

You look good.

Very, very good. Very compelling.

Catches your eye, don't you think?

If you were riding by, it catches your eye?

Don't forget, this is a big traffic flow area.

A lot of people passing by are seeing this.

Big traffic flow.

You look good. Very, very good.

Very, very compelling.

Sometimes you just got

to invest in your future, you know.

You got to step up and invest.

They did a beautiful job with the artwork.

It really catches your eye.

Definitely worth the money.

I should probably have a fax or two waiting

by the time we get home, right?

What do you think?


There go the Ortegas.

Is that my phone?

No. No, it's not yours.

Hi. This is Jimmy Alto, actor extraordinaire.

Im gonna have to get back to you.

I have a very busy schedule.

Im on the set right now,

so please leave a message

or a fax for me. Thanks.

-Favorite movie?

-Gone with the Wind.

First movie you ever saw?

-The Mummy.

-Boris Karloff.

I was a young kid with my dad.

I wasn't feeling well.

My dad let me stay up

and watch Fright Night.

You know what I could

never figure out about the mummy?

The mummy used to walk with one

arm out and a leg dragging behind.

He was still always able to get his victim.

Im thinking as a kid, "Im pretty fast.

"Just put some moves on the mummy,

"and the mummy would never get me."

This is what you're thinking about?

Then I realize the mummy

never has to sleep.

Eventually, Id get tired

of running around the mummy.

That's when he'd get me.

So what did you do?

Scare yourself to death

thinking you were going to sleep

and the mummy

was coming in your room at night?

This schmuck, this mummy is in Cairo.

He's got to take a plane

from Egypt to Philadelphia.

This mummy has got to get a passport,

and you're worried

he's coming in your room at night?

This mummy's got

more important things on its mind.

You know what I could

never figure out about the mummy

was how he used to walk around

with one arm out

-and a leg dragging behind him.


William, you're blanking.

Did I say that?

Trust me.

I did say that.

Watch the radio.

I got to go to the bathroom.

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Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988) which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. more…

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