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Tiptoes (2003)

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Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one normal-sized (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are ... See full summary »



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Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one normal-sized (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe. Written by Earl Baker

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It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »





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January 2004 (USA)  »

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Kisördögök  »

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Director Matthew Bright was fired after he turned in his cut, and the whole film was then re-edited. Peter Dinklage has said the original director's cut, which screened in Austin, TX, was "gorgeous", but the people who fired Bright "ruined the movie". See more »


Steve is worried that his son might inherit the gene for dwarfism and become a dwarf himself. For the overwhelmingly most common form of dwarfism (known as "achondroplasia"), it is only possible to inherit the gene if either parent is a dwarf, which is obviously not the case. For the less common forms of heritable dwarfism, it is only possible to have a dwarf child if BOTH parents' families have a history of dwarfism, and the film does not show Carol's family to have such a history. In fact, Steve being the only average-sized individual from a family of dwarfs makes it overwhelmingly likely that he did NOT inherit any genes for dwarfism and therefore has a next-to-nothing chance of having a dwarf child. See more »


Carol: So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would love to see that!
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) See more »


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A "little person" should have played Rolfe's role !!!
27 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a "little person" with a similar body type as the character Gary Oldman played. I had never heard of this movie until tonight when I was flicking through cable and it had already started. I watched for an hour thinking to myself that this guy looked like Gary Oldman... "holy crap this guy could play a dwarf Gary Oldman in some sort of movie". I finally realized it was him when they would never show his feet.

A lot of people said in there reviews that he wasn't convincing but I'll tell ya as someone who looks like he was supposed to, he was convincing! There were some key things he did which I thought was impressive. He never fully straightened his elbows or fingers. People like me are naturally like that due to arthritis and other bone ailments.

Anyway I'm still extremely annoyed that another movie with a "little person" as a lead role is played by a "regular" person. I could have played the part since I look a lot like the character. I also would have loved to have been smooching with Kate Beckinsale!! I would have done the movie for free just for that opportunity LOL

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