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Jackpot (2001)

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Release Date
• USA: Jul 27, 2001
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 18, 2001

Budget $400,000

Official Website:
Jackpot Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and sexuality.

Running Time
1 hour, 32 minutes

Country USA

Studio Sony Pictures Classics

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Genre: Drama, On The Road, Marriage, Detectives

Plot: Jackpot, Nevada is a town one hundred miles south of Twin Falls, Idaho. But “Jackpot” also means the payout of a slot machine – wealth without effort.

For Sunny Holiday (Jon Gries), the pathway to success is to become a country-western singer. Abandoning his beautiful wife Bobbi (Daryl Hannah) and their young baby, he sets off with his manager Lester “Les” Irving (Garrett Morris) on a nine-month, forty-three-city tour through a series of bleak western towns.

The two hit the road in a 1983 pink Chrysler in search of their Anerican dream, with the rhythn of George Jones’ “Grand Tour” perpetually leading them on. They hit one bar after another in one city after another, living on the big payday at the end of each night. They are scraping by (some clubs only pay them with home appliances), but that doesn’t stop Sunny from sending Bobbi lottery tickets every so often -- the ultimate jackpot if one ticket hits, but the most desperate form of child support when they don’t.

Sunny dreams of going to the City of Angels, but Les reminds him, “there is a journey to the pot of gold.” Sunny must pay his dues first. Les guides Sunny – grooming him, choosing his songs, scooping out the judges, negotiating with the competition like Sammy Bones (Mac Davis) to get just the right song, preparing

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 Directed by
Michael Polish
Northfork, I.D., The Astronaut Farmer
 Written by
Mark Polish
The Good Thief, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Northfork
Michael Polish
Hellraiser: Bloodline, Northfork, Twin Falls Idaho
Daryl Hannah
Blade Runner, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Patrick Bauchau
Panic Room, The Cell, Secretary
Adam Baldwin
Independence Day, Full Metal Jacket, Serenity
Crystal Bernard
Young Doctors in Love, Gideon, Slumber Party Massacre II
Jon Gries
Men in Black, Napoleon Dynamite, Get Shorty
Garrett Morris
Santa with Muscles, Twin Falls Idaho, Car Wash
Ricky Trammell
The Salton Sea, Glam
 Music By
Stuart Matthewman
Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer, I.D.

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