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Homegrown (1998)

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Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then ... See full summary »

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Malcolm / Robert Stockman
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Helicopter Pilot
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Harlan Dykstra
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Carter
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Jack Marsden
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Lucy
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Danny
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Ben Hickson
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Policeman
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Waitress
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Old Farmer
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Sierra Kahan
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Heather the Stockbreeder
Jeanette H. Wilson ...
White Haired Woman
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Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves. However, their lazy days on the dope farm have ill prepared them for the high-stakes game of finding buyers for millions of dollars of contraband. As they plunge into a shadowy new world of duplicity, double-dealing and danger, they soon find that they have gotten in way, way over their heads. But driven on by increasing greed and paranoia, it's too late to back out. Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

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Millionaires today. Fugitives tomorrow. Buds forever! See more »


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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$77,910 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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$215,553 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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This film contains 3 members of the Gyllenhall family, Stephen is the director and Maggie and Jake both play roles in the movie, the trio also feature together in 'A Dangerous Woman'. Yet again directed by the father Stephen Gyllenhall and Maggie and Jake star in it. Jake and Maggie have also starred together in 'Donnie Darko' together too. See more »

Goofs

After an establishing shot that shows Jack Marsden driving into San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, the close-up of him in the BMW shows he's traveling on a different bridge - one that's constructed of gray metal trusses and girders, rather than the famous red-orange of the Golden Gate Bridge. See more »

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Jack Marsden: You guys are the biggest fuck-ups in the history of dope dealing. That's a huge fuckin' statement.
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Gone To Stay
by Elaine Summers
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Takes a while to get into, but a decent drama in the end
4 September 2000 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

The first half hour of "Homegrown" was rather boring and not absorbing, but as the film progressed, so did my interest in the characters and the plot. Several scenes are really scary and you fear for the main characters who you actually grow attached to. The story is about three hired hands on a hidden illegal marijuana farm in southern California. They witness the murder of the farm's owner, Malcolm (John Lithgow), and they take over the weed for their own. The three rather simple-minded farm hands soon get swept up into a scary world of mafia and local interest, while all of the time trying to convince everyone that Malcolm is still alive. While the movie had several faults and a slow beginning, it turned out to be worthwhile. 7/10 stars.


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