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
The main character in this movie and the 1959 film Jet Storm share the same name: Ernest Tilley. See more »
The bottles of Budweiser and Miller beer are the more modern (1987) style and not the correct bottles of the time. See more »
You know when I saw 'Bonanza' the other day, something occurred to me.
Ya got these four guys living on the Ponderosa and ya never hear them say anything about wanting to get laid.
I mean ya never hear Hoss say to Little Joe, "I had such a hard-on when I woke up this morning."
No, no, no...
They don't talk about broads - nothing. Ya never hear Little Joe say, "Hey, Hoss, I went to Virginia City and I saw a girl with the greatest ass I've ever seen in my life." They just walk around the ...
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This heartbreakingly funny comedy is lovingly rooted in Baltimore, giving it a nice cultural base. Devito and Dreyfuss give wonderful performances as a pair of con artists (common at that time) whose hard shell of sales shtick and dishonesty is merely a by product of the job. Each day they are aware of the slow chipping away of their integrity; its the price of admission into the high risk/high reward grift they ply. This is one of barry levinson's best efforts.
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