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Homegrown (1998)

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In this comedy thriller, set in northern California, inept but lovable pot farmers Jack Madsen (Billy Bob Thornton) and Carter (Hank Azaria) work for San Francisco entrepreneur Malcolm Stockman (John Lithgow), who arrives for a visit via copter. As soon as Malcolm steps out, the copter pilot shoots him and takes off, leaving the two aghast along with apprentice Harlan (Ryan Phillippe). Minus a boss, the naive trio deduces no paychecks are forthcoming, so they collect cannabis for a big payoff

Sep 1, 1998

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Homegrown is a lovable off-the-wall film that, probably, very few have seen or even heard about.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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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.
November 8, 2010
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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."
September 3, 2010
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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.
December 6, 2007
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