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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

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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Billy Crystal was inspired to write this film from having worked with André the Giant in the The Princess Bride (1987). 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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Referenced in On Cinema: '21 and Over' and 'Jack the Giant Slayer' (2013) See more »

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What I Did for Love
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban
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a sweet movie
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I always liked this movie, I have seen it so many times but I always enjoyed it :) the story is interesting and special. But the only thing I have to disagree with is that I don't think Max lived in a Romanian monastery or what was that :P They don't look that way in Romania.. Anyway, back to the story, Ghita Muresan played pretty well but as someone said before me, his English needs to improve.

And there were some funny moments and some tragical/sad parts too. It worths being seen, I thought it was sweet that the giant wanted to find his love. I recommended to you all. It's not the best movie ever, but it was nice!


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