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Giant (1956)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  24 November 1956 (USA)
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

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Storyline

Texan rancher Bick Benedict visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. Whilst there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink unfolds across two generations. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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ranch | rancher | epic | texan | land | See All (343) »

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From the novel by EDNA FERBER See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »

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24 November 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gigante  »

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$5,400,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Orson Welles was inspired by the film to make The Other Side of the Wind (2015), one of his many unfinished opuses. It tells of an old director trying to complete an epic movie and being taunted by his young male lead who keeps calling him "Fatso". The director encourages his star to buy a sports car. In what exists of the film, the director is played by lean, lanky John Huston. "Fatso", however, was James Dean's nickname for George Stevens during the making of "Giant". See more »

Goofs

When Uncle Bawley makes his "99% beef" joke, he is shown in the long shot holding his drink in one hand, but in the subsequent close shot, he's holding it in both hands. See more »

Quotes

Jett Rink: I don't know what it might just be a good idea... to gamble 'long with ol' Madama.
Bick Benedict: How do you mean?
Jett Rink: Jus' gamble 'long. Just... keep what she give me.
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Jett Rink: I'm sentimental too, Bick.
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Referenced in James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) See more »

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Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Dean matures
14 October 2008 | by (NYC - Center of The Universe) – See all my reviews

As a "Deaner," what can be said that hasn't already been said?eh Flawless performance from an American film icon. "Giant" marked his second posthumous Academy Award nomination. The only actor to achieve such a feat. In light of this, I am astounded at the comments made that Dean was unconvincing as an aging Jhett Rink. Can you picture Leo DiCaprio in the same role? He simply doesn't have the maturity to pull it off. Dean had it, and he was only 24. And long before The Ewings, we had The Benedicts. Edna Ferber's brilliant masterpiece is brought to the silver screen. A sprawling epic that was years ahead of its time. Tackling racism and classism, this shall aways remain George Stevens' signature piece.


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