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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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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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Trivia

Film debut of Gheorghe Muresan. See more »

Goofs

When Sam and Max are at the bus station to get tickets to Las Vegas and argue over where to go, they leave the ticket office to make a call but never buy the ticket. In the next scene they are on the bus. See more »

Quotes

Sam Kamin: Does anyone here speak English? Perfect! Either I'm in heaven or the Miami airport.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) See more »

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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban (as Edward Kleban)
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Some good, some bad
8 September 2000 | by mmrobinsSee all my reviews

I usually don't read others comments before I review a movie, but for this one I did. Mixed feelings by others. Some enjoyed it, some absolutely hated it. Both were right to do so. I liked it. It definitely wasn't a "great" movie. I think your reaction to this movie really depends on what you expect going in. It's billed as a comedy, but really it's not very funny so don't expect too much laughter. It is, however, mildly amusing and heart warming. Most importantly, it's clean enough to be an entertaining family movie. Don't expect a deep thought provoker, or a hysterical side splitter, but just watch it. I believe someone else described it as "predictable fluff", which is true but that doesn't have to be a bad thing all the time. It's a nice movie so don't end up hating it because you expected too much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,117,795, 12 April 1998

Gross USA:

$8,072,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,072,007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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