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My Giant (1998)

PG | | 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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Jay Black ...
Jay
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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>

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A comedy of incredible proportions.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for language, mild violence and brief crude humor | See all certifications »
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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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Lilliana is the name of Gheorghe Muresan's wife. The character's name was originally "Angelica" but they changed it to accommodate Gheorghe, who said when he talks of love he thinks of his wife. 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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I Got Plenty O'Nuttin
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Dorothy Heyward
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Decent, but nothing more
25 September 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This so-so comedy kept me entertained most of the way through, but it got too soapy towards the end for my tastes. Crystal is his usual likable self, but Muresan is the real find here. Sure, he could use some brushing up on his English, but Gheorghe has a natural gift for acting, it seems. Unfortunately, the movie is only sporadically funny, and the more emotional scenes seemed forced and just didn't work they way they should have. It's not bad, but the weak ending left me disappointed.


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