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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.

Director:

Michael Lehmann

Writers:

Billy Crystal (story), David Seltzer (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Sam 'Sammy' Kamin
Kathleen Quinlan ... Serena Kamin
Gheorghe Muresan ... Max Zamphirescu
Joanna Pacula ... Lilliana Rotaru
Zane Carney ... Nick 'Nicky' Kamin
Jere Burns ... Weller, the Movie Director
Harold Gould ... Milt Kaminski
Dan Castellaneta ... Partlow
Raymond O'Connor ... Eddie
Rider Strong ... Justin Allen
Doris Roberts ... Rose Kaminski
Carl Ballantine ... Rabbi
Eric Lloyd ... Young Sammy
Jay Black Jay Black ... Jay
Lorna Luft ... Joanne
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A comedy of incredible proportions.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, mild violence and brief crude humor | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi gigante See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,117,795, 12 April 1998

Gross USA:

$7,985,929
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

Sam Kamin: Without Goliath, David is just some punk throwing rocks.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar (2013) See more »

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I Got Plenty O'Nuttin
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and Dorothy Heyward
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Decent, but nothing more
25 September 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

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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