A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.

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One step short of larceny, the aluminum siding salesmen in this movie sell their wares, compete with each other, and engage in a lot of great dialog. Tin Men focuses on the rivalry between BB Babowsky and Ernest Tilley. At the same time, the end of small world of which they are kings looms near as a government probe investigates their industry. Written by Reid Gagle

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The Year - 1963. Selling the American Dream is a risky, funny business - you could wind up paying with your wife! See more »

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13 March 1987 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,411,386 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture's Tin Men (1987) title inadvertently, unintentionally, and unavoidably referenced the famous "Tin Man" character, who was portrayed by Jack Haley, from MGM's classic musical The Wizard of Oz (1939), which had been made and released around forty-eight years earlier, almost half a century. See more »

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Although the movie takes place in the 1960's, in the car accident scene, two male onlookers are wearing late 1980's style eyeglass frames. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Tilley: If Mr. Merengue wants to play, we'll play!
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Life's Too Short
Written by Phil Huth and Lee Bonner
Performed by The Lafayettes
Courtesy of RCA Records
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You don't like it? Then you don't like real life either...
22 January 2008 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I think it is among the best movies i've ever seen. It gives me somehow a good feeling every time i watch it. The life of the two characters played by Danny DeVito and Richard Dreyfuss could be the life of any of us. It makes the movie smell like real life. It is a simple story about a simple life of some "special" tin agents struggling for survival in a non friendly political environment. They only want to sell their product. They have many tricks to do that. The two characters are in the same industry but they have turned against each other because of a simple and minor car accident. As the story develops we can look into the life of the two characters. See their friends, their family their problems their happiness. We don't know who is the good guy and who is the bad one. The point is, after the movie we just simple start loving both of the characters just because they are as human as just any of us. There is no action, blood and sex in this movie just the story of some ordinary people but with so much humor, love and sense that you can't miss it!


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