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Homegrown (1998)

3 marijuana farmhands see their boss killed, ending their peaceful existence in NW California. They decide to harvest, process and sell the crop themselves. Crime bosses, corrupt cops, killer pilot, greed etc. ensue.

Director:

Stephen Gyllenhaal

Writers:

Jonah Raskin (story), Stephen Gyllenhaal (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Malcolm / Robert Stockman
Jon Tenney ... Helicopter Pilot
Ryan Phillippe ... Harlan Dykstra
Hank Azaria ... Carter
Billy Bob Thornton ... Jack Marsden
Kelly Lynch ... Lucy
Jon Bon Jovi ... Danny
Kleoka Renee Sands Kleoka Renee Sands ... 4-Year-Old Girl
Matt Ross ... Ben Hickson
Judge Reinhold ... Policeman
Leigh French ... Waitress
Christopher Dalton Christopher Dalton ... Old Farmer
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Sierra Kahan
Tiffany Paulsen ... Heather the Stockbreeder
Jeanette H. Wilson Jeanette H. Wilson ... White Haired Woman
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Storyline

Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves. However, their lazy days on the dope farm have ill prepared them for the high-stakes game of finding buyers for millions of dollars of contraband. As they plunge into a shadowy new world of duplicity, double-dealing and danger, they soon find that they have gotten in way, way over their heads. But driven on by increasing greed and paranoia, it's too late to back out. Written by Eva Tauzer <eva@mte.hupe.hu>

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A comedy that goes to your head. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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This film contains 3 members of the Gyllenhall family, Stephen is the director and Maggie and Jake both play roles in the movie, the trio also feature together in 'A Dangerous Woman'. Yet again directed by the father Stephen Gyllenhall and Maggie and Jake star in it. Jake and Maggie have also starred together in 'Donnie Darko' together too. See more »

Goofs

The tape used for marking where people stand is visible when they are at the door of the Leinhart Rents truck. It disappears and reappears throughout the scene (at around 1h 28 mins). See more »

Quotes

Jack: Harlan, you don't dare somebody to kill ya.
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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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Hold on to Me
by Cowboy Junkies
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Takes a while to get into, but a decent drama in the end
4 September 2000 | by robsellkeSee all my reviews

The first half hour of "Homegrown" was rather boring and not absorbing, but as the film progressed, so did my interest in the characters and the plot. Several scenes are really scary and you fear for the main characters who you actually grow attached to. The story is about three hired hands on a hidden illegal marijuana farm in southern California. They witness the murder of the farm's owner, Malcolm (John Lithgow), and they take over the weed for their own. The three rather simple-minded farm hands soon get swept up into a scary world of mafia and local interest, while all of the time trying to convince everyone that Malcolm is still alive. While the movie had several faults and a slow beginning, it turned out to be worthwhile. 7/10 stars.


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Official Sites:

Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,910, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$77,910

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,910
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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