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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations.
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Leslie Benedict
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Jordan 'Bick' Benedict Jr.
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Jett Rink
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Luz Benedict II
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Vashti Snythe
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Uncle Bawley
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Luz Benedict
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Jordan Benedict III
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Angel Obregón II
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Sir David Karfrey (as Rodney Taylor)
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Mrs. Nancy Lynnton
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'Bob' Dace
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Mort 'Pinky' Snythe
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Dr. Horace Lynnton
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Old Polo
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Judy Benedict
Charles Watts ...
Judge Oliver Whiteside
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Juana Guerra Benedict (as Elsa Cardenas)
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Lacey Lynnton
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Bale Clinch
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Gabe Target
Mary Ann Edwards ...
Adarene Clinch
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Angel Obregón Sr.
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Sarge
Pilar Del Rey ...
Mrs. Obregón
Maurice Jara ...
Dr. Guerra
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Lona Lane
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Watts
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Jefferson Swazey
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Jett Rink - Giving Banquet Speech (uncredited) (voice)
Perfideo Aguilar ...
Jordan Benedict IV - As an Infant (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
John Alban ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Busboy (uncredited)
Monya Andre ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor North (uncredited)
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Mary Lou Decker (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Dr. Borneholm (uncredited)
Dave Bishop ...
Jordan Benedict III - As an Infant (uncredited)
Richard Bishop ...
Jordan Benedict III - As an Infant (uncredited)
Lulu Mae Bohrman ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Tex Brodus ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Older Beauty Operator (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
John Caler ...
Driver (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Georgann Cashen ...
Judy Benedict - As an Infant (uncredited)
Mary Ann Cashen ...
Judy Benedict - As an Infant (uncredited)
Pat Cortland ...
Vashti's Daughter (uncredited)
Colleen Crane ...
Judy Benedict II - As an Infant (uncredited)
Marlene Crane ...
Judy Benedict II - As an Infant (uncredited)
Highland Dale ...
War Winds the Horse (uncredited)
Dana Dillaway ...
Judy Benedict - Age 4 (uncredited)
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Clay Hodgins Sr. (uncredited)
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Vern Decker (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ...
Essie Lou Hodgins (uncredited)
Richard Elmore ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ...
General's Wife (uncredited)
Tom Ferrandini ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Guest at Jett Rink's Banquet (uncredited)
Charles Fogel ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Vera Lee Friedman ...
Vashti's Daughter (uncredited)
John Garcia ...
Angel Obregón II - As an Infant (uncredited)
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Waitress at Sarge's (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Security Guard (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Guest (uncredited)
Marion Gray ...
Guest at Jett Rink's Banquet (uncredited)
Ethel Greenwood ...
Governor North's Wife (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Bill Hale ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Marc Hamilton ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
David Jiminez ...
Angel Obregón - Age 5 (uncredited)
Steven Kay ...
Jordan Benedict III - Age 4 (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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General (uncredited)
Jill Lent ...
Luz Benedict II - Age 2 (uncredited)
Judy Lent ...
Luz Benedict II - Age 2 (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ...
Truck Driver in Diner (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest on Dais (uncredited)
Ana Maria Majalca ...
Petra (uncredited)
John Marlin ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest on Dais (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Lupe (uncredited)
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Minister (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest / Governor's Ball Guest on Dais (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Guard at Governor's Ball (uncredited)
Carl Moore ...
Toastmaster (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
Tony Morella ...
Busboy (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Ina Poindexter ...
Young Woman (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
Ramon Ramirez ...
Jordan Benedict IV - as an Infant (uncredited)
Martha Randall ...
Young Beauty Operator (uncredited)
John Rice ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Old Man (uncredited)
Clark Ross ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Square Dancer (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest / Governor's Ball Guest on Dais (uncredited)
Mitzi Sutherland ...
Vashti's Daughter (uncredited)
Slim Talbot ...
Clay Hodgins, Jr. (uncredited)
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Harper (uncredited)
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Dr. Walker (uncredited)
Wanda Lee Thompson ...
Judy Benedict II - Age 2 (uncredited)
Sid Troy ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ...
Gómez (uncredited)
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Eusebio (uncredited)
Francisco Villalobos ...
Mexican Priest (uncredited)
Christine Werner ...
Luz Benedict II - As an Infant (uncredited)
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Truck Driver in Diner (uncredited)
John Wiley ...
Assistant Manager (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Kathryn Wilson ...
Governor's Ball Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Stevens

Written by

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Edna Ferber ... (from the novel by)
 
Fred Guiol ... (screen play) and
Ivan Moffat ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Henry Ginsberg ... producer
George Stevens ... producer

Music by

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Dimitri Tiomkin ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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William C. Mellor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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William Hornbeck ... (editing by)
Robert Lawrence ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Philip W. Anderson ... associate film editor (as Phil Anderson)
Fred Bohanan ... associate film editor

Casting By

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Hoyt Bowers ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Boris Leven ... (production designed by)

Set Decoration by

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Ralph S. Hurst ... (as Ralph Hurst)

Costume Design by

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Marjorie Best ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor
George Lane ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Edith Palmer ... body makeup (uncredited)
Frank Prehoda ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pat Westmore ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Tom Andre ... production manager
Ralph E. Black ... production manager (uncredited)
Mel Dellar ... production manager (uncredited)
Charles Greenlaw ... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Ralph W. Nelson ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fred Guiol ... second unit director
Russell Llewellyn ... assistant director: second unit (as Russ Llewellyn)
Joseph E. Rickards ... assistant director (as Joe Rickards)
Read Killgore ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Rusty Meek ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Buddy Messinger ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Dick Moder ... first assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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J. Leslie Asher ... props (uncredited)
Donald P. Desmond ... construction (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Deane V. Lennon ... drapery (uncredited)
John Moore ... prop master (uncredited)
Weldon H. Patterson ... props (uncredited)
George Stoltz ... greenman (uncredited)
Tyrus Wong ... art department (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Earl Crain Sr. ... sound
James R. Alexander ... cable man (uncredited)
Clifford Call ... recordist (uncredited)
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Samuel F. Goode ... boom man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ralph Webb ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Jack Cosgrove ... special visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Baxley ... stunts (uncredited)
Eli Bo Jack Blackfeather ... stunts (uncredited)
Ron Burke ... stunts (uncredited)
Pete Dunn ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)
Slim Talbot ... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White ... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Willcox ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edwin B. DuPar ... photography: second unit (as Edwin DuPar)
Eddie Leon Albert ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Wesley Anderson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Warren E. Boes ... best boy (uncredited)
Elmer Faubion ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Charles Harris ... grip (uncredited)
Frank Lamber ... best boy (uncredited)
Jim L. Mathews ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ted D. McCord ... location camera (uncredited)
Russ Meyer ... still photographer (uncredited)
Frank V. Phillips ... camera operator (uncredited)
Sanford Roth ... still photographer (uncredited)
Richard L. Wilson ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Moss Mabry ... costume designer: Miss Taylor
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Ted Kring ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ann Landers ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
John Noble ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Sophia Stutz ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Vic Vallejo ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Joe Barry ... location manager (uncredited)
Carl P. Benoit ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dimitri Tiomkin ... music conducted by
Lucien Cailliet ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Carl Fortina ... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Michael Heindorf ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica soloist (uncredited)
Tony Mottola ... musician: guitarist (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Sam Freedle ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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James E. Haynes ... driver

Additional Crew

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Ted Ashton ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Wally Cech ... craft service (uncredited)
Betty Coryell ... secretary (uncredited)
Marjorie Dillon ... stand-in: Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
Narciso Gonzalez ... horse wrangler (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Harold Hourihan ... accountant (uncredited)
Valley Keene ... double: Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited)
Ralph McCutcheon ... horse trainer (uncredited)
George Stevens Jr. ... production assistant (uncredited)
Sid Troy ... stand-in (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Texan rancher Jordan "Bick" Benedict, Jr. (Rock Hudson) visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. While there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink (James Dean) unfolds across two generations. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines From the novel by EDNA FERBER See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Géant (France)
  • Giganten (Germany)
  • Gigante (Spain)
  • 巨人传 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Гігант (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 201 min
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Box Office

Budget $5,400,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,649, 22 Sep 1996
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $35,000,000, 30 Sep 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia During this production shoot James Dean appeared in an informal black-and-white television commercial in which he responded to questions posed by actor Gig Young. Ironically, Dean was promoting safe driving and informed viewers, "People say racing is dangerous, but I'd rather take my chances on the track any day than on the highway." Before he left the studio, he added one piece of advice: "Drive safely, because the life you save may be mine." Dean was wearing the same hat and clothing he wore for this movie throughout the commercial. He died a few weeks later in a car crash. See more »
Goofs A group of Texas landowners talk about Geronimo as chief of the Comanche. Geronimo was an Apache, not a Comanche. He was not a chief, but a shaman. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in James Dean Remembered (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Giant (This Then Is Texas) See more »
Quotes Leslie Benedict: Money isn't everything, Jett.
Jett Rink: Not when you've got it.
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