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Home of the Giants (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Sport  |  2009 (USA)
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Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert "Gar" Gartland
Matt Dunbar
Police Officer
Robert Garlati ...
Angry Fan
Coach Gordon
Matt Dubuque ...
Giants Assistant Coach
Brad Gimble
Vince Nora ...
Dave Traylor
Bridgette 'Bridge' Bachman
Dr. Gartland
Richard Morrison
John Parker ...
Bunchy Collins
Mr. Dansforth
Ms. Monar


A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to steal money from a drug dealers' home. Gar tags along, but soon things go horribly wrong. One question to ask is "Will the Giants win the big game? " Written by redqueen89

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violent situations and language including drug references | See all certifications »


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While not credited in the movie, much of final basketball game was filmed at Wake Forest University after a real game had been played that evening. This is why there is a lot of black & gold tie-dye (the school colors of Wake Forest, but neither of the teams in the movie) in the crowd shots. There is also one shot of a giant foam brick, with silver tubas in the back corner, that was taken from the actual game that night. See more »


Bridgette Bachman: So, how about that interview you still owe me?
Matt: The interview. DID you know... that Gar loves you? My man, Gar, loves you, and he's probably going to be famous someday. Probably the next Hemingway. So think about that.
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actually film noir
3 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie for my daughter who is a big Ryan Merriman fan. We thought it was another of those made for Disney Channel type films but I was personally surprised to learn that its actually a pretty well done film noir. Yeah, there are undertones of coming of age and teen sports movies but this is essentially a twisting and turning dark noir tale. The two primary characters played by Merriman and Osmet find themselves in one heckuva gosh awful mess involving robbery, severed fingers, surprises in the night, betrayal, and violence. The way its all resolved will probably astonish you just a bit. I got to say this film is pretty darn unique. I can't think of anything else like. It may not be a great movie but its definitely worth watching and you don't get much good film noir anymore. However, be advised, this is not a film for young kids who enjoyed Merriman in "The Luck of the Irish", or even "Elevator Girl." There are also some funny scenes to balance out some truly suspenseful stuff. Check it out for something different

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