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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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Cast

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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
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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

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: Either God is in the salvage business or Bigfoot took my car!
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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban
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A Good Bittersweet Serio-Comedy from Billy Crystal
1 May 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Containing Billy's famous humor, this more modest comedy with heavy bittersweet overtones is a big departure, pleasantly unexpectedly so for Billy Crystal. This movie has different tear-jerker, dramatic, serious underlying themes (particularly with a scene with Steven Seagal). This movie was both entertaining and serious, a movie about lost love, about relationships with father-son, husband-wife, about friendship and values with a good dose of humor thrown in, especially at the beginning. The balance between drama and comedy isn't always maintained as with the new classical genre of this type, but the real message and motivation for this movie remains solid. The discovery of Billy Crystal's talent scout/agent character in Romania of a giant human is revealing and the behind the scene's view of movie agent is fascinating. Yet the focus remains on sensitive ties of both love and learning about one's self. Eight out of Ten Stars.


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