- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 18, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Michael Polish - Director
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Hollywood Reporter - 06/26/2001
"...[A] gently downbeat slice of life that wins points for believability....The performances are a plus....JACKPOT is most satisfying visually..."
Variety - 07/09/2001
"...A nicely observed slice of road life recalling the gritty ethos of FIVE EASY PIECES..."
New York Times - 07/27/2001
"...[Mullen's] talent for making photography an integral part of a film is second to none....Technically, JACKPOT is a feast..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/03/2001
"...The Polish brothers are on the map..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/27/2001
"...Sweet and funny..."
Twin brothers Mark and Michael Polish, who collaborated on the cult hit, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO, a quirky but contemplative film about a woman in love with a Siamese twin, move in a slightly different direction with their follow-up, JACKPOT. The title of the film can be taken ironically, as JACKPOT documents the career path of Sunny Holiday (Jon Gries), who left his wife (Daryl Hannah) and daughter to tour as a karaoke singer. His manager, Les (Garrett Morris of Saturday Night Live fame), tries to keep Sunny out of trouble (especially with women), but his career advice is frequently off the mark. A singer of minimal talent, Sunny manages to win very few contests. JACKPOT is an odd but engaging comedy. The Polish brothers have even cast the film eccentrically with talented 1970s and 1980s TV stars. In addition to Morris are Peggy Lipton, Crystal Bernard, Mac Davis, and Anthony Edwards. Playing two losers chasing an impossible dream, Gries and Morris have an entertaining rapport. JACKPOT was shot on a Sony 24P digital video camera (also used to shoot STAR WARS: EPISODE 2), and the film looks great, capturing the grimy details of a low-budget life on the road.
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- Theatrical Release: JULY 27, 2001 (LIMITED)