Slipp Jimmy Fri


1h 26m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Follows low life anti-heroes Roy Arnie, Odd, Gaz and Flea, who are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski in a touring Russian circus in terminal decline. The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept 'happy' on a cocktail of drugs. But Roy Arnie has a dream that o

Film Details

Also Known As
Free Jimmy
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Norwegian Film Institute (Nfi)
Distribution Company
Cinema Mondo; Cts; Folkets Bio; Nordisk Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Follows low life anti-heroes Roy Arnie, Odd, Gaz and Flea, who are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski in a touring Russian circus in terminal decline. The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept 'happy' on a cocktail of drugs. But Roy Arnie has a dream that one day he will run his own circus and he tells the boys that the key to his dream is Jimmy. On the opening night a bungled attempt to give Jimmy his 'fix' causes widespread panic. Jimmy escapes and so begins a mad cap cross country road-trip to find Jimmy before he goes cold turkey. Suddenly everyone wants a piece of Jimmy. A deranged bunch of animal activists led by clean living, straight-edged couple are after Jimmy to front their cause. A trigger-happy Scottish hunting party think his head would look great mounted on their wall and the Lappish Mafia--the meanest men in the North--want to 'hit' him for a big payoff. Jimmy's only chance is a benevolent moose who befriends him on the road. Can he help to free Jimmy, release him from his addiction and save him from a million dollar secret?

Film Details

Also Known As
Free Jimmy
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Norwegian Film Institute (Nfi)
Distribution Company
Cinema Mondo; Cts; Folkets Bio; Nordisk Film

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the John Schlesinger Award, 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Skol! Scandinavia, Super Charged Cinema) January 4-15, 2007.

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (Midnight Passion) October 12-20, 2006.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Skol! Scandinavia, Super Charged Cinema) January 4-15, 2007.)