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Homegrown (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  17 April 1998 (USA)
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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
Kleoka Renee Sands ...
4-Year-Old Girl
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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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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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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 »

Quotes

Carter: Do you know that you're acting exactly like Malcolm?
Jack: What's wrong with that?
Carter: Nothin'. It's just... kind of creepy.
Jack: Well, if I'm acting like Malcolm at all, you should be grateful.
Carter: Well, uh, yeh, Malcolm got himself killed.
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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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Quality production of an amusing story line.Well worth the effort to see it
16 October 1998 | by (Jacksonville, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

Another example of a really good small film that didn't get the promotion or distribution it deserved. Billy Bob Thornton just gets better and better. This little film about the Northern California Dope Growers, is great. I disagree with the categorization of the film as a comedy. It is more of a drama with moments of comic relief, but it certainly entertains. There are no great life lessons to be taken from it. (well maybe there is one lesson. If you're doing something illegal, it's best not to have a gunfight in the parking lot thus calling attention to yourself) An incredibly good cast, cleverly written and well performed I'd give this one a solid 8.


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