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Homegrown was made in 1998 and the movie literally took you inside the world of a cultivator of illegal marijuana. One of the most hilarious yet serious and thrilling movies of the nineties. The story of three friends who run and maintain a marijuana plantation for a master cultivator named Malcom. ( played by Billy Bob Thornton) The all star cast of Billy Bob Thornton, John Litgow, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Never before has the behind the scenes process of growing marijuana been brought to the fore front like the director of Homegrown, Stephen Gyllenhaal has managed to do.

The story has suspense, meaning, action, drama and a touch of romance as well. The plantation is located in the mountains of Northern California. The movie begins with lots of laid back dialog and relaxation time, as the three friends chill and partake of the marijuana that they nourish and protect. The story takes a u turn into danger when they find the master cultivator has been killed and now they set out to take charge of his operation. they are ill prepared for the battle that lies ahead and find themselves in so far over their heads it is not easy to watch and hard to see how they can create a way out of the situation that they are involved in.

The intense scenes and drama does not start once it gets started and it is hard to stop watching this film as the story continues to unfold. The story has an appeal for the masses as well as someone who is involved in this illegal culture as it does provide lessons and reasons not to get involved in such a deadly game as the selling and distribution of illegal drugs in the United States of America.

| 1998 | 1 hr 55 min | 5.8/10
John Lithgow, Jon Tenney, Ryan Phillippe, Hank Azaria
Lakeshore International
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Produced By
Jason Clark
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