A coincidental encounter forces four dimwits to join forces and embark upon an idiotic and altogether hilarious road trip, encountering skinheads, fraternity jocks, sorority babes, missing ... See full summary »
Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.
Tom Everett Scott,
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
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Billy Crystal originally wanted to play the role of the titular "Giant," but was convinced by producers that he would be better as Sammy Kamin. See more »
After Max gets the role opposite Steven Seagal in Vegas, the assistant provides forms for Sam to fill out including W-2s. It should be W-4, Employer's Withholding Allowance Certificate, not W-2, which is the annual employee's wage and tax statement issued after year-end used for filing the employee's tax returns. See more »
This so-so comedy kept me entertained most of the way through, but it got too soapy towards the end for my tastes. Crystal is his usual likable self, but Muresan is the real find here. Sure, he could use some brushing up on his English, but Gheorghe has a natural gift for acting, it seems. Unfortunately, the movie is only sporadically funny, and the more emotional scenes seemed forced and just didn't work they way they should have. It's not bad, but the weak ending left me disappointed.
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