My Giant

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Third-rate talent agent Sammy Kanin Billy Crystal is more devoted to his career than his wife Serena Kathleen Quinlan and son Nick Zane Carney, so instead of going to Nick's birthday party, he chooses to travel to Romania where his teen client Justin Allen Rider Strong is acting in a period adventure movie. When Sammy's auto swerves off the road, he wakes up in a monastery, having been removed from the wreckage by sensitive, Shakespeare-quoting, 7'7"-tall giant, Max pro basketball player Gheorghe Muresan, a ward ...
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Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan, Gheorghe Muresan, Joanna Pacula, Zane Carney VHS Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1998. Language: English. Run time: 103 mins. ... (m70) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond inside a hard plastic case. Read more Show Less

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Third-rate talent agent Sammy Kanin Billy Crystal is more devoted to his career than his wife Serena Kathleen Quinlan and son Nick Zane Carney, so instead of going to Nick's birthday party, he chooses to travel to Romania where his teen client Justin Allen Rider Strong is acting in a period adventure movie. When Sammy's auto swerves off the road, he wakes up in a monastery, having been removed from the wreckage by sensitive, Shakespeare-quoting, 7'7"-tall giant, Max pro basketball player Gheorghe Muresan, a ward of the monks who works as a monastery caretaker. Sammy sees Max as his ticket to the top, gets him a warrior role in the adventure movie, and takes him back to the U.S. where Max hopes to win back a long-ago girlfriend Lillianna Joanna Pacula, living in Gallup, New Mexico. Sammy and Max head for Vegas, where actor Steven Seagal as himself is shooting a film with a villain role perfect for Max. When Sammy contacts Lillianna, she expresses disinterest in Max, forcing Sammy to seek a solution that can bring the two together.
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It's not often that an NBA basketball player, an acting novice chosen entirely for his gargantuan size, can be called the best thing in a movie. But Gheorghe Muresan, the 7'7" Romanian wonder, brings a real sweetness to the title character in My Giant, a manipulative film that both condemns and commits the sin of crassly making a buck on a freakish-looking human being. The film seems to have been conceived solely to play off the size incongruities between star Billy Crystal and Muresan, much like Ivan Reitman's Twins did with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. But even if the image of Muresan wedged into Crystal's convertible is a tad amusing, it's not sufficient material for a film. The behind-the-scenes humor of the world of agents is pretty low grade, although Steven Segal spoofs himself wickedly, coming off as a truly good sport. Crystal's family issues and Muresan's pursuit of an unattainable girl from his youth both are pretty sappy, but Muresan's childlike optimism does shine through, providing the movie with its few moments of soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1999
  • UPC: 053939253535
  • Original Release: 1998
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  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Sammy Kanin
Kathleen Quinlan Serena Kanin
Gheorghe Muresan Max
Joanna Pacula Lillianna
Zane Carney Nick Kanin
Rider Strong Justin Allen
Steven Seagal Himself
Harold Gould Milt
Doris Roberts Rose
Philip Sterling Uncle Nate
Heather Thomas Showgirl
Technical Credits
Michael Lehmann Director
Lynne Boyarsky Associate Producer
Don Coufal Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Billy Crystal Original Story, Producer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Pam Dixon Casting
Tom Reta Art Director
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Schindler Executive Producer
David Seltzer Original Story, Screenwriter
Steve Semel Editor
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Jeff Wexler Sound/Sound Designer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nicole: Devoted Moviewatcher

    I loved this movie! You feel for Max, and you can't help but fall in love with him! There are no words that can express my true feelings for this film...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tugs at your heartstrings

    billy crystal did a great job with this movie. it made me laugh, cry, and think!

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