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      Homegrown

      R Released Apr 17, 1998 1 hr. 41 min. Comedy Drama List
      44% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Marijuana growers Jack (Billy Bob Thornton), Carter (Hank Azaria) and Harlan (Ryan Phillippe) are looking at a big payoff for their crop -- until head honcho Malcolm (John Lithgow) is murdered. Wanting a bigger piece of the proverbial pie, the three men decide to keep Malcolm's demise a secret, selling the stash themselves and pocketing all the profits. But, when they get involved with some very dangerous characters in the drug industry, the men start to question the wisdom of their scheme. Read More Read Less

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      Jeff N It's a film that at it's core is a great mystery with great characters. The production value lacks at times and Ryan Philippe is horrible, but overall the good actors and the great script salvages this and makes it worth watching. No movie worth watching is a bad film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Terry S Great ensemble of stars for a rarely viewed comedy film. As a southerner who has known many people dealing weed during the 70s to 90s, what may seem unrealistic & stupid for some, rang true for me. In rural Tennessee at least, there really are people as stupid as Billy Bob Thorton's associates. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review shteebo Underrated comedy/drama with great performances from Billy Bob Thornton and Hank Azaria. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/13/23 Full Review Audience Member https://youtu.be/Qrw6xnBSpC8 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member just now saw this movie for the first, watched 15 minutes of it, and it sucks. don't waste your time with this one. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is an awesome movie, and if you haven't seen it, you should go to the video store right now and rent it. First off, the cast is superb. Not only does it have current stars, like Ryan Philippe and Billy Bob Thornton, but it also has your stars of yesteryear like Judge Reinhold. It also has numerous cameos by actors like Jon Bon Jovi, Ted Danson, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Second off, the story was quite good also. It was interesting how they took a plot for a stoner movie, and almost made it dramatic. It takes the drug situation in the United States, and instead of giving it a comedic face like in "Half Baked" it has a true, life lesson image like "Traffic". So watch this movie, if you're a stoner it will give you insight into something you love, if you don't do drugs it will give you a more realistic view of drugs than either side wants you to see. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Kronke Los Angeles Times "Homegrown" provides more of a contact high than the real thing. Dec 11, 2018 Full Review Leonard Klady Variety "Homegrown" is serious, funny, sinister, sexy, silly and a lot more. But it isn't particularly good in any one of those departments. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Glenn Abel Hollywood Reporter Rated: 3/5 Jun 4, 2004 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 12, 2005 Full Review Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 7/10 Jun 24, 2004 Full Review Brian J. Arthurs Beach Reporter (Southern California) Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Marijuana growers Jack (Billy Bob Thornton), Carter (Hank Azaria) and Harlan (Ryan Phillippe) are looking at a big payoff for their crop -- until head honcho Malcolm (John Lithgow) is murdered. Wanting a bigger piece of the proverbial pie, the three men decide to keep Malcolm's demise a secret, selling the stash themselves and pocketing all the profits. But, when they get involved with some very dangerous characters in the drug industry, the men start to question the wisdom of their scheme.
      Director
      Stephen Gyllenhaal
      Executive Producer
      Naomi Foner, Tom Rosenberg, Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Ted Tannebaum
      Screenwriter
      Jonah Raskin, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Nicholas Kazan, Stephen Gyllenhaal
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Lakeshore International, Rollercoaster Films
      Rating
      R (Sexuality|Pervasive Drug Content|Language|Some Violence)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 17, 1998, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 1, 1998
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $271.4K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, SDDS, Dolby
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm