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My Giant (1998)

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,985,929, 9 August 1998
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Sam Kamin: Without Goliath, David is just some punk throwing rocks.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) See more »

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Whip It
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
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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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