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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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>

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

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

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: Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins (1998) See more »

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Written by Paul Anka, Gilles Thibault, Jacques Revaux and Claude François
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a sweet movie
2 January 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I always liked this movie, I have seen it so many times but I always enjoyed it :) the story is interesting and special. But the only thing I have to disagree with is that I don't think Max lived in a Romanian monastery or what was that :P They don't look that way in Romania.. Anyway, back to the story, Ghita Muresan played pretty well but as someone said before me, his English needs to improve.

And there were some funny moments and some tragical/sad parts too. It worths being seen, I thought it was sweet that the giant wanted to find his love. I recommended to you all. It's not the best movie ever, but it was nice!


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