4.9/10
5,918
28 user 35 critic

My Giant (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 10 April 1998 (USA)
Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Serena Kamin
Gheorghe Muresan ...
...
Lilliana Rotaru
...
Nick 'Nicky' Kamin
...
Weller, the Movie Director
...
Milt Kaminski
...
Partlow
...
Eddie
...
Justin Allen
...
Rose Kaminski
...
Rabbi
...
Jay Black ...
Jay
...
Joanne
Edit

Storyline

A down-on-his-luck movie agent (Billy Crystal) goes to a movie site in Romania to be with his only client, his former paperboy. But once he gets there, the kid tells him he is getting a big time agent and that he is fired. Despondent, the agent roams the countryside until he loses control of his car and overturns into a pond where he seemingly is going to drown until a pair of gigantic hands pulls him free of the car. Later he awakens in a monastery and discovers that a 7-1/2' man (NBA player Gheorge Muresan) rescued him. Money dances in front of the agent as he figures ways to get him back to America and into the movies. The giant is only interested in getting to Gallup to see his childhood girl friend. First the agent gets him a small role in the Romanian-filmed movie which earns his plane fare. Then he takes him to Las Vegas where he convinces Steven Seagal (in a cameo as himself) to include the giant in a new action film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy of incredible proportions.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, mild violence and brief crude humor | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi gigante  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,117,795 (USA) (10 April 1998)

Gross:

$7,985,929 (USA) (7 August 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Crystal was inspired to write this film from having worked with André the Giant in the The Princess Bride (1987). See more »

Goofs

After Max gets the role opposite Steven Seagal in Vegas, the assistant provides forms for Sam to fill out including W-2s. It should be W-4, Employer's Withholding Allowance Certificate, not W-2, which is the annual employee's wage and tax statement issued after year-end used for filing the employee's tax returns. See more »

Quotes

Sam Kamin: You're firing me?!
Justin Allen: Yeah, well. I'm sorry.
Sam Kamin: I discovered you. You weren't even thinking about acting when I found you. You were delivering my newspapers. I got you this movie. I named you!
Justin Allen: My name was always Justin.
Sam Kamin: Shmell! Justin Shmell. I think they named a town here after you.
See more »

Connections

Features Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Whip It
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Some good, some bad
8 September 2000 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I usually don't read others comments before I review a movie, but for this one I did. Mixed feelings by others. Some enjoyed it, some absolutely hated it. Both were right to do so. I liked it. It definitely wasn't a "great" movie. I think your reaction to this movie really depends on what you expect going in. It's billed as a comedy, but really it's not very funny so don't expect too much laughter. It is, however, mildly amusing and heart warming. Most importantly, it's clean enough to be an entertaining family movie. Don't expect a deep thought provoker, or a hysterical side splitter, but just watch it. I believe someone else described it as "predictable fluff", which is true but that doesn't have to be a bad thing all the time. It's a nice movie so don't end up hating it because you expected too much.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?