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Following up on his directorial debut, Joe the King, actor-turned-sometimes director Frank Whaley made this gritty character study of a man consumed by anger. Working as a clerk at a supermarket, Jimmy (Whaley) makes it a practice to steal anything and everything he can get away with, usually cases of beer. At home, he supports his neglected wife (Carla Gugino), his infant daughter, and his foul-tempered invalid grandmother, whom he has been caring for since he was a teen. A compulsive complainer, Jimmy is vitriolically bitter about his lack of a childhood. His latest dream, one in a series of failed schemes to make it big, is to be a standup comedian. Yet Jimmy's idea of a schtick is less one-liners and gags than a prolonged confessional rant about his marriage, the loss of his parents, and his grandmother. As the film progresses, Jimmy's monologues grow darker and ever more sinister. This film was scheduled to be screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2003
UPC: 0687797896094
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00

Special Features

Trailers; Scene selections; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Whaley Jimmy O'Brien
Carla Gugino Annie
Ethan Hawke Ray
Lynn Cohen Ruth
Jillian Stacom Wendy

Technical Credits
Frank Whaley Director,Screenwriter
Ben Atoori Producer
Sabrina Atoori Co-producer
Colin Bates Co-producer
Judy Becker Production Designer
James Calleri Casting
Anthony Grimaldi Score Composer
Cecily Kaston Asst. Director
Michael Mayers Cinematographer
Miran Miosic Editor
Mary Jane Skalski Producer
Noah Vivekanand Timan Sound/Sound Designer
Stefan Walz Art Director
Dawn Weisberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Whaley Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Title [8:16]
2. Amateur Night [7:38]
3. Jimmy's Hob [7:28]
4. Granny Is Sick [8:41]
5. Happy Anniversary [10:38]
6. Chronology of Employment [10:36]
7. You Suck! [7:05]
8. Swami Hots [10:36]
9. What Are You Doing Here? [5:57]
10. Granny Dies [5:02]
11. Jimmys All Alone [9:30]

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