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Death to the Tinman (2007)

Bill loves Jane and she loves him, but in this small town, many are jealous of Bill, especially the volunteer firefighters. Bill calls them cowards, puts out fires by himself, and doesn't ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Jeff Delauter ...
Jane (as Sophia Holman)
Lee Pender ...
Marvin Illman ...
Michael B. Preston ...
Max Goldblatt ...
Bob DeVito ...
AA Choir Member
Jim Giger ...
AA Choir Member
Matt Leddy ...
AA Choir Member
Ben Ewen-Campen ...
AA Choir Member
Terence Trouillot ...
AA Choir Member
Tristin Blakeman ...
David MacNutt ...
Aaron Sussman ...


Bill loves Jane and she loves him, but in this small town, many are jealous of Bill, especially the volunteer firefighters. Bill calls them cowards, puts out fires by himself, and doesn't cooperate with small-town church values. The local pastor and others conspire against him, and soon Bill has suffered the loss of his arms and other injuries. His old friend Paul stitches him back together, giving him tin arms, then a tin body. Soon, Bill still has his heart, but the rest of him is tin. Then, Bill's heart-less body comes back to semi life, zombie-like. Jane takes this meat puppet into her home and into her arms. Bill is deeply hurt. He seeks Jane's love. Is there hope? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Смерть Тинману  »

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Wanna see a REAAALLY bizarre film? Then try this one!
14 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Apart from possibly being a tad sacrilegious, this is a truly bizarre and amazing film--one that can't really be compared to anything you've seen before (and probably ever will see). For me, this is a huge plus, as all too often films seem derivative and dull--two words that cannot be applied to DEATH TO THE TINMAN.

However, there is a serious problem with any review of this TINMAN short film. Trying to describe it is practically impossible unless you give a very, very long and exhaustive summary AND if you do this, it will spoil all the many weird twists. Suffice to say that it's an odd little fairytale that will either make you laugh or possibly make your head explode if you try to think it out too much! Believe me--this is definitely a "turn off your brain and just enjoy" short film!! Extremely creative, funny and twisted--this is one cool little film.

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