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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. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:December 13, 2002

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Mary Jane Skalski Producers Award 2003 Winner

Crew

Frank Whaley
Director
Mary Jane Skalski
Producer
Frank Whaley
Screenwriter
Michael Mayers
Cinematographer
Robert Whaley
Composer (Music Score)
Anthony Grimaldi
Composer (Music Score)
Miran Miosic
Editor
Stefan Walz
Art Director
Sabrina Atoori
Co-producer
Colin Bates
Co-producer
Dawn Weisberg
Costume Designer
Noah Vivekanand Timan
Sound/Sound Designer
Cecily Kaston
First Assistant Director
James Calleri
Casting
Per Melita
Line Producer
Willis Allen
Supervising Sound Editor
Trip Brock
Supervising Sound Editor
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