Homegrown (film)

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Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Produced by Jason Clark
Written by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Nicholas Kazan
Starring Billy Bob Thornton
John Lithgow
Hank Azaria
Ryan Phillippe
Jon Bon Jovi
Jon Tenney
Kelly Lynch
Judge Reinhold
Jamie Lee Curtis
Music by Trevor Rabin
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Edited by Michael Jablow
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • April 17, 1998 (1998-04-17)
Running time
115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $77,910[1]

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


When their kingpin is murdered, bungling small-fry marijuana harvesters in Northern California try to keep the business running, negotiating the biggest sale ever and keeping his death 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.



The film was written years earlier, but its subject matter frightened film companies. It wasn't until the legalization of medical marijuana in California that the film was given a green light. The film still had a limited theatrical run.


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



  1. ^ "Homegrown (1998)". Box Office Mojo. 1998-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  2. ^ "The SoundtrackInfoProject: Homegrown (1998)". 

The song playing in the background during the harvest party is entitled Great Escape by the group Katie's Dimples.

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