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Homegrown (1998)




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In Northern California, marijuana farmers Jack and Carter work for entrepreneur Malcolm. When Malcolm arrives via helicopter, the pilot mysteriously shoots him and takes off. The naive duo, collects the abandoned cannabis and attempts to sell it. But suspicion and greed from others creates problems.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nicholas Kazan, Stephen Gyllenhaal
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 1, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Judge Reinhold
as Policeman
Matt Ross
as Ben Hickson
Matt Clark
as Sheriff
Ted Danson
as Gianni
John Lithgow
as Malcolm/Robert
Jamie Lee Curtis
as Sierra Kahan
Kleoka Renee Sands
as Girl (age 4)
Leigh French
as Waitress
Jeanette H. Wilson
as White Haired Woman
Matthew Winter
as Shine Kahan
Jake Gyllenhaal
as Jake/Blue Kahan
Milo Plasil
as Mafia Enforcer
Daniel Alonso
as Thug Holding Dog
Tom Burke
as Straight Man
Paul Prendergast
as Man (age 25)
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Critic Reviews for Homegrown

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

June 4, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Homegrown


A great cast does nothing for this scattered, cliched, and goofy script. Still - and this may just be the great cast - there is an undeniable cheeky charm to this film that makes it memorable. But if you want a REAL film that blends drama and comedy into an absorbing believable world of fully fleshed out chracters, skip this amateurish attempt at capturing the plight of the American cannabis farmer and instead enjoy Humboldt County.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Lithgow, Ted Danson, Judge Reinhold, Kelly Lynch, Jon Tenney, Jon Bon Jovi

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Summary: After their boss, Malcolm (John Lithgow), gets killed, bumbling trio of marijuana farmers Jack (Billy Bob Thornton), Carter (Hank Azaria) and Harlan (Ryan Phillippe) figure they might as well take over Malcolm's lush business and cash in on $5 million worth of product. Unfortunately, they never bargained on how difficult -- and dangerous -- it is to sell so much.

My Thoughts: "Man was this movie a snooze fest. Who knew a movie about some boofy (Marijuana) could be not only this boring, but in no way funny. It runs way to long for the story it is trying to tell. I kept looking at the time, which is never a good sign while watching any film. Just not worth the watch at all. Whats more surprising then this film being a bore, is how much talent is in the film. Not only the leads, but they had some cameo's from good actors like Ted Danson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Why they all signed on to do this film baffles me. Just a bad script and everything else."


Super Reviewer


I found this very disappointing, but I imagine I would have found it moreso if I had gone in expecting anything. It was funny, but not as funny as it could have been. There was too much hang time between laughs, and too much character and not enough plot. It seemed such a shame that they killed John Lithgow's character right at the beginning, and I wish they hadn't muddled the story with drug paranoia. Although the ending was good. This movie isn't too bad, but far from special.

Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

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