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My Giant (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 10 April 1998 (USA)
Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Billy Crystal (story), David Seltzer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Sam 'Sammy' Kamin
Kathleen Quinlan ... Serena Kamin
Gheorghe Muresan ... Max Zamphirescu
Joanna Pacula ... Lilliana Rotaru
Zane Carney ... Nick 'Nicky' Kamin
Jere Burns ... Weller, the Movie Director
Harold Gould ... Milt Kaminski
Dan Castellaneta ... Partlow
Raymond O'Connor ... Eddie
Rider Strong ... Justin Allen
Doris Roberts ... Rose Kaminski
Carl Ballantine ... Rabbi
Eric Lloyd ... Young Sammy
Jay Black Jay Black ... Jay
Lorna Luft ... Joanne
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Storyline

A down-on-his-luck movie agent (Billy Crystal) goes to a movie site in Romania to be with his only client, his former paperboy. But once he gets there, the kid tells him he is getting a big time agent and that he is fired. Despondent, the agent roams the countryside until he loses control of his car and overturns into a pond where he seemingly is going to drown until a pair of gigantic hands pulls him free of the car. Later he awakens in a monastery and discovers that a 7-1/2' man (NBA player Gheorge Muresan) rescued him. Money dances in front of the agent as he figures ways to get him back to America and into the movies. The giant is only interested in getting to Gallup to see his childhood girl friend. First the agent gets him a small role in the Romanian-filmed movie which earns his plane fare. Then he takes him to Las Vegas where he convinces Steven Seagal (in a cameo as himself) to include the giant in a new action film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A comedy of incredible proportions.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, mild violence and brief crude humor | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi gigante See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,117,795, 12 April 1998

Gross USA:

$8,072,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,072,007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Rider Strong. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Max are at the bus station to get tickets to Las Vegas and argue over where to go, they leave the ticket office to make a call but never buy the ticket. In the next scene they are on the bus. See more »

Quotes

Sam Kamin: You're firing me?!
Justin Allen: Yeah, well. I'm sorry.
Sam Kamin: I discovered you. You weren't even thinking about acting when I found you. You were delivering my newspapers. I got you this movie. I named you!
Justin Allen: My name was always Justin.
Sam Kamin: Shmell! Justin Shmell. I think they named a town here after you.
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Connections

Referenced in Friends: The One After Ross Says Rachel (1998) See more »

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I Got Plenty O'Nuttin
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Dorothy Heyward
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a sweet movie
2 January 2006 | by ScarletRose102See all my reviews

I always liked this movie, I have seen it so many times but I always enjoyed it :) the story is interesting and special. But the only thing I have to disagree with is that I don't think Max lived in a Romanian monastery or what was that :P They don't look that way in Romania.. Anyway, back to the story, Ghita Muresan played pretty well but as someone said before me, his English needs to improve.

And there were some funny moments and some tragical/sad parts too. It worths being seen, I thought it was sweet that the giant wanted to find his love. I recommended to you all. It's not the best movie ever, but it was nice!


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