Homegrown is a 1998 American dark comedy-drama thriller film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Billy Bob Thornton, John Lithgow and Hank Azaria.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal
Written byStephen Gyllenhaal
Nicholas Kazan
Produced byJason Clark
CinematographyGreg Gardiner
Edited byMichael Jablow
Music byTrevor Rabin
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • April 17, 1998 (1998-04-17)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$77,910[1]

Plot edit

Small-fry marijuana harvesters in Northern California try to keep the business running, negotiating the biggest sale ever and keeping a secret. But when silent partners, the Mafia, the police, and other meddlers crash the party, they begin to realize they are in over their heads.

Cast edit

Reception edit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Homegrown has an approval rating of 44% based on 18 reviews.[2] In a positive review, Lawrence Van Gelder of The New York Times praised the cast and the film's plot "that mingles murder mystery, rustic comedy, outlaw sociology, plant husbandry, lusty romance and layers of old-fashioned avarice, which is to say old-fashioned business".[3] Leonard Klady of Variety wrote the film "[opts] for a droll tone that puts the yarn of illegal growing and selling into the leagues of muted outlawism that characterized such vintage fare as 'Beat the Devil' and 'The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight'", adding that the film's ensemble cast, with the exception of Thornton and Lithgow, are "seemingly unsupported by direction or precision from the script."[4]

Soundtrack edit

The soundtrack was released on June 11, 2002 on Will Records.

Track list:[5]

  1. "Smoke Two Joints" by Sublime [4:46] – (original version by The Toyes)
  2. "Book Of Rules" by The Heptones [3:51]
  3. "GBH" by Death In Vegas [5:13]
  4. "Pass The Dutchie" by Buck-O-Nine [2:59]
  5. "We Are Dumb" by Home Grown [1:55]
  6. "I Smell A Rat" by Sebadoh [1:36]
  7. "Stars" by Green Apple Quick Step [3:17]
  8. "Gone To Stay" by Elaine Summers [3:58]
  9. "Great Escape" by Chaser [4:44]
  10. "Sick And Beautiful" by Artificial Joy Club [4:24]
  11. "Electro Glide in Blue" by Apollo Four Forty [8:36]
  12. "Burn" by Lucky Me [4:10]
  13. "Hold on to Me" by Cowboy Junkies [3:21]

References edit

  1. ^ "Homegrown (1998)". Box Office Mojo. 1998-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  2. ^ "Homegrown". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  3. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (May 8, 1998). "FILM REVIEW; Dead Boss With Drug Cargo: A Stooge's Stuff of Dreams". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  4. ^ Klady, Leonard (April 17, 1998). "Homegrown". Variety. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Homegrown (1998)". The Soundtrack Info Project.

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