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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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Reshooting took place while Haley Joel Osment was still recovering from injuries in a car accident that occurred less than two weeks before. 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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love the noirish crime drama but it doesn't maintain to the end
3 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

School reporter Robert 'Gar' Gartland (Haley Joel Osment) is best friends with basketball star player Matt Morrison (Ryan Merriman). Gar is attracted to new student Bridgette Bachman (Danielle Panabaker) from California who doesn't understand the fascination with basketball in this Indiana school. Matt's older brother Keith (Kenneth Mitchell) who is estranged from their father gets out of jail early. Keith has a job for them to steal from a drug dealer. Matt pushes Gar to join in the caper. Things go wrong.

I really love the noirish crime drama in the middle of the movie. I don't like the happy ending which really screws up the tone of the story. I like Matt's relationship with Keith. Haley Joel Osment has not grown into a great actor. I love the hard-boiled crime thriller so much that I'm willing excuse a lot deficiencies in the rest of the movie.

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