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My Giant (1998)

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

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Serena Kamin
Gheorghe Muresan ...
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Lilliana Rotaru
Zane Carney ...
Nick 'Nicky' Kamin
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Weller, the Movie Director
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Milt Kaminski
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Partlow
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Eddie
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Justin Allen
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Rose Kaminski
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Rabbi
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Joanne
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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

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A comedy of incredible proportions.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dev Arkadasim  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,985,929 (USA) (7 August 1998)
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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

When Sam and Max are at the bus station to get tickets to Las Vegas and argue over where to go, they leave the ticket office to make a call but never buy the ticket. In the next scene they are on the bus. See more »

Quotes

[waking up after a car accident and seeing a cross]
Sam Kamin: Oh shit, wrong heaven!
[seeing a bunch of monks]
Sam Kamin: Definitely wrong heaven!
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Connections

References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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My Way
Written by Paul Anka, Gilles Thibault, Jacques Revaux and Claude François
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it's a good movie if you see in depth of it
30 July 2005 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

i totally disagree with the person who first commented about this movie. to me, this storyline is about a man with growth hormonal disorder trying his best to look for the love he is yearning for. Trying his very best to fit into the society who doesn't seemed to accept him.

He then met someone who treats him with best friend's love and was shown the way to receiving the love he always wanted to have. the man who created all that happiness in returned received something important from the giant, which is family and spouse love.

and the comedy, it's just part of making the audience feel some laughter bugs at certain part of the shows.

and i must admit, it made me tear a little.


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