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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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Sierra Kahan
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Heather the Stockbreeder
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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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A comedy that goes to your head. 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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The film cast includes one Oscar winner: Billy Bob Thornton; and five Oscar nominees: John Lithgow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jon Bon Jovi and Steve Carell. 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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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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Pass the Dutchie
Written by Donat Roy, Jackie Mittoo, Lloyd Anthony Fergusson, Fitzroy Ogilvie Simpson
Performed by Buck-O-Nine
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Not really very good...but Billy Bob is a star
5 March 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The tabloid fodder and poor film choices aside, it's still pretty clear why Billy Bob Thornton is considered a quirky actor of genuine merit. Here he heads up a strong cast of low-keyed eccentrics, and he's the best thing in the picture--a bona fide movie star for perhaps the first time. Director/co-writer Stephen Gyllenhaal is an odd filmmaker: the subjects he's drawn to and the crazy spin he puts on the situations can be fascinating, even while he takes his time mounting his story. "Homegrown", about three not-too-bright marijuana growers who try taking over their boss' business affairs after the guy is murdered, is a rather thin black comedy helped by a frazzled, funny last-act. For the first hour, however, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot happening, even though the actors hold interest. It's sadly too disconnected and too minor to make the grade. ** from ****


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