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Home of the Giants (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Sport | 2009 (USA)
Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert "Gar" Gartland
... Matt Dunbar
... Police Officer
Robert Garlati ... Angry Fan
... Keith Morrison
... Coach Gordon
Matt Dubuque ... Giants Assistant Coach
... Brad Gimble
Vince Nora ... Dave Traylor
... Bridgette 'Bridge' Bachman
... Dr. Gartland
... Richard Morrison
John Parker ... Bunchy Collins
... Mr. Dansforth
... Ms. Monar
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A story about basketball and befriending. Gar is a High School journalist who, while covering the team to the state championship, is best friends with the teams' main "Star" Matt Dunbar. Matt's older brother persuades him to steal money from a drug dealers' home. Gar tags along, but soon things go horribly wrong. One question to ask is "Will the Giants win the big game? " Written by redqueen89

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The Choices In Life Are The Ones We're Afraid To Make See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violent situations and language including drug references | See all certifications »
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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While not credited in the movie, much of final basketball game was filmed at Wake Forest University after a real game had been played that evening. This is why there is a lot of black & gold tie-dye (the school colors of Wake Forest, but neither of the teams in the movie) in the crowd shots. There is also one shot of a giant foam brick, with silver tubas in the back corner, that was taken from the actual game that night. See more »

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Matt: He's the crazy one who has buried money in his backyard Gar, and he got drunk and talked about it.
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All The Way
Written & Performed by Evan Olson
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Home of the Giants
12 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Written and Directed by Rusty Gorman and starring Haley Joel Osment "Home of the Giants' proves to be more than just a basketball movie - it's a thriller full of suspense and action drama.

Haley Joel Osment is fantastic as 'Gar', Robert Gartland. Osment has successfully made the transition from cute to handsome. In "home of the Giants" he plays the role of a high school journalist who's best friend and 'hero', Matt Morrison (Ryan Merriman) is the school basketball team's star player. Both Osment and Merriman give excellent performances.

The friendship of these best friends is pushed to its limits when they become involved with Matt's criminal brother Keith (Kenneth Mitchell).

This coming-of-age film has plenty of twits and turns and will keep you in suspense right until the very end.


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