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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.

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Serena Kamin
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Lilliana Rotaru
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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 ...
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Joanne
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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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$3,117,795 (USA) (12 April 1998)

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$7,985,929 (USA) (9 August 1998)
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Billy Crystal originally wanted to play the role of the titular "Giant," but was convinced by producers that he would be better as Sammy Kamin. 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

Sam Kamin: That's my job. I find people to be in movies.
Max Zamphirescu: They pay for this? That's so stupid!
Sam Kamin: You've been talking to my father, haven't you!
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Features Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban
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A Good Movie
13 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised the ratings for this movie are so low. It's not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, don't get me wrong, but it's not a terrible movie either. Billy Crystal plays a talent agent who gets fired by his client then almost drowns. Luckily two giant hands save him from the water, and they are of course attached to the "giant", George Muresan (spelling?) who he immediately tries to sign on as a client because there is obvious potential jobs for such a huge man. He brings him to the states under the pretense of reuniting him with the girl he used to like, only she doesn't want to see him at all. The movie has comedy at times but mostly it is a dramatic movie, which it wasn't marketed as, so I think that might be why a lot of people are disappointed. It's not a really deep story and the acting isn't great (Muresan is a basketball player and Billy Crystal is pretty much just going through the motions) but it's definitely worth seeing and is a good little movie.


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