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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 ...
Bill / Meat Puppet
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Jane (as Sophia Holman)
Lee Pender ...
Marvin Illman ...
Paul
Michael B. Preston ...
Pastor
Max Goldblatt ...
Narrator
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 ...
Firefighter
David MacNutt ...
Firefighter
Aaron Sussman ...
Firefighter
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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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Hilarious, well made short film.
12 June 2007 | by (Omena, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan and it was one of my favorite short films of the festival.

This short was great. So funny and original. It's a modern day retelling of how the Tinman lost all of his limbs, his lover, and his heart. It was wonderfully made, the acting, the cinematography, it was a really cool movie. I particularly loved the music that played throughout the film, it really added the entertainment.

You should really check this film out. It was an award winner at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. I'll be looking out for more of director Ray Tintori's films.


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