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My Giant (1998)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 10 April 1998 (USA)
Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam 'Sammy' Kamin
... Serena Kamin
... Max Zamphirescu
... Lilliana Rotaru
... Nick 'Nicky' Kamin
... Weller, the Movie Director
... Milt Kaminski
... Partlow
... Eddie
... Justin Allen
... Rose Kaminski
... Rabbi
... Young Sammy
Jay Black ... Jay
... Joanne
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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 John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A comedy of incredible proportions.

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Rated PG for language, mild violence and brief crude humor | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,117,795, 12 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,985,929, 9 August 1998
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Feature film debut of Rider Strong. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[waking up after a car accident and seeing a cross]
Sam Kamin: Oh shit, wrong heaven!
[seeing a bunch of monks]
Sam Kamin: Definitely wrong heaven!
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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My Way
Written by Paul Anka, Gilles Thibaut, Jacques Revaux and Claude François
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Funny & Moving...
13 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

First off, I absolutely loved this movie. As a Billy Crystal fan, I must say that I was expecting more comedic situations than I actually got. However, it was nice to see him in a role with more depth and emotion. His portrayal of talent agent Sammy was brilliantly performed and uniquely him. In addition, Gheorghe Muresan (as Maximus) was superb in his first film role. When Sammy goes to Romania to visit his client on location he has his world turned upside down. He never expected that he would accidentally find the one person who could change his life. Sammy and Max's journey is unique and moving, and even humorous at times. Plus, the location in Czech Republic where parts of the film were shot, was absolutely beautiful. I have to say, this dramatic comedy had me feeling a variety of emotions. I thought it was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.


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