over 6 years
The best comedy/thriller film about pot I've seen.
Homegrown is a 1998 comedy / 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're 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 the WILL Label.
The song playing in the background during the harvest party is entitled Great Escape by the group Katie's Dimples.