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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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Trivia

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

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: I don't like heights. This is why I stopped growing at fifth grade.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar (2013) See more »

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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban
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8 March 2013 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

This movie is supposed to be a comedy, but it isn't funny. When a comedy isn't funny, we know we have a problem. I'm not sure Crystal new exactly what he wanted to do with this movie, whether to tell the story of a failed agent of movie stars (played by himself), criticize the system governing show business, or...

In any case, he starts on a couple of these endeavors in this movie, but only barely starts... There is nothing of consequence, the movie just seems to senselessly go from one scene to the next, until it finally reaches the (expected) ending. Nothing tragically bad about this film, but nothing good either.


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