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Homegrown (1998)

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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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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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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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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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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Pass the Dutchie
Written by Donat Roy, Jackie Mittoo, Lloyd Anthony Fergusson, Fitzroy Ogilvie Simpson
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Cool and Funny
1 April 2003 | by (The Hague, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Homegrown is a very nice and inspirational film about three farmboy dope growers and their "community" of likeminded folk. After their boss Malcolm (John Lithgow) is assassinated, the hapless and frequently high trio have to try and improvise to get paid.

Homegrown is also a strongly feminist movie, in the best sense of the word, in that all the women are in fact the real actors behind the events as they unfold. What do our three hapless heroes do when they get in trouble and need a place to crash? Lucy (Kelly Lynch) is the first port of call, and she isn't afraid to use sex to get any info she needs. Who is really taking care of business when the community is threatened to be invaded by mafiosi?

All in all, this is a very inspirational movie. It makes you feel you want to go out and grow some of your own herb. I can see how a lot of people got nervous about a movie where the main characters are pot growers. However, if you take into account that pot is just another plant, it's hard to see what the trouble is about. The producers tried to sell this as a "comedy", and there are plenty of laughs, but don't wait for canned laughter or any other cues.

There are several marijuana inspired songs, Bob Marley's "Smoke Two Joints" and Musical Youth's "Pass The Dutchie", just to name two.

It is more of a caper/suspense/comedy movie.


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