Book Cover
Average Rating
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,
Pub. Date:
Director Michael Polish and his twin brother Mark, who co-wrote and co-starred in the low-key, yet bizarre Twin Falls Idaho, about a woman who falls in love with a conjoined twin, follow up that modest cult hit with Jackpot. Jackpot is named for the town of Jackpot, NV, said in the film to be "just across the border" from Twin Falls. Like the Polish brothers' debut, it's well shot by cinematographer M. David Mullen, and is similarly full of odd, deadpan humor, but Jackpot has much more prosaic subject matter. Sunny Holiday (Jon Gries) abandons his wife Bobbi (Daryl Hannah) and their child to go in delusional pursuit of a singing career. Sunny is seemingly unaware of his lack of talent, as he and his stalwart manager Les (Garrett Morris of Saturday Night Live fame) travel from one town to another, entering karaoke contests in dive bars. Life on the road has its short-lived rewards, as desperate women occasionally fall for Sunny, despite Les' efforts to keep him out of trouble. But unbeknownst to Sunny, his wife is unhappy with the lottery tickets he sends her in lieu of child support, and she's set a private detective on his trail. One of the first features shot using a Sony 24P digital camera (along with Session 9 and Star Wars: Episode 2), Jackpot captures a grimy life on the road with detailed close-ups and effective deep-focus imagery. The quirky film jumps back and forth in time to match Sunny's playing and rewinding of a tape of his favorite song, George Jones' plaintive "Grand Tour." ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi
Also in This Series
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c465a2b6-1b2a-923c-d92a-57a141783a92
Grouping Title jackpot
Grouping Author sony pictures classics
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-01 01:10:20AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-22 04:45:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Baldwin, Adam, 1962-, Bauchau, Patrick., Bernard, Crystal., Callahan, Shawna., Cottonbelly., Davis, Mac, 1942-, Edwards, Anthony, 1962-, Gries, Jon, 1957-, Hannah, Daryl., Lipton, Peggy., Montague, Michele., Morris, Garrett, 1937-, Mullen, M. David., Overton, Rick., Owen, Bic., Polish, Mark., Polish, Michael.
author2-role Baldwin, Adam,1962-, Bauchau, Patrick., Bernard, Crystal., Callahan, Shawna., Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Cottonbelly., Davis, Mac,1942-, Edwards, Anthony,1962-, Gries, Jon,1957-, Hannah, Daryl., Lipton, Peggy., Montague, Michele., Morris, Garrett,1937-, Mullen, M. David., Overton, Rick., Owen, Bic., Polish Brothers Pictures (Firm), Polish, Mark., Polish, Michael., Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
available_at_vail Vail Public Library
detailed_location_vail Vail Public Library Fic & Nonfic DVD
display_description Sunny is a singer who one day hopes of making it big. Hitting the road with his manager, Lester, he competes in a string of Karaoke contests. The duo head west to Jackpot, Nevada, in the hope of getting exposure and the money they need to make it in show business. Along the way, the two stop at every saloon and bar along the way. Each stop means a new contest and the dream that they may be closer to the fame and the fortune they seek, and further away from the past that they left behind.
format_category_vail Movies
format_vail DVD
id c465a2b6-1b2a-923c-d92a-57a141783a92
isbn 9780767872034
item_details ils:.b20668892|.i32925402|Vail Public Library Fic & Nonfic DVD|DVD JACKPOT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||vldvd||
itype_vail DVD
last_indexed 2019-05-22T10:45:47.482Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Dramas, Fiction
local_callnumber_vail DVD JACKPOT
owning_library_vail Vail Public Library
owning_location_vail Vail Public Library
primary_isbn 9780767872034
primary_upc 043396069039
publishDate 2001
record_details ils:.b20668892|DVD|Movies||English|Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment,|[2001]|1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b20668892 .i32925402 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
subject_facet Contests -- United States -- Drama, Drama, Feature films, Karaoke -- Drama, Performing arts -- Drama, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Jackpot
title_full Jackpot [videorecording] / Sony Pictures Classics, a Polish Brothers Picture; producers, Mark Polish, Michael Polish ; writers, Mark Polish, Michael Polish ; director, Michael Polish
title_short Jackpot
topic_facet Contests, Karaoke, Performing arts
upc 043396069039
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.