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Tiptoes (2003)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Rolfe
Peter Dinklage ... Maurice
Kate Beckinsale ... Carol
Matthew McConaughey ... Steven Bedalia
Patricia Arquette ... Lucy
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Kitty Katz
Ed Gale ... Bobby Barry
David Alan Grier ... Jerry Robin Jr.
Marcia DeRousse ... Kathleen (as Marcia de Rousse)
Kacie Borrowman ... Margaret
Michael J. Anderson ... Bruno
Cherub Freed ... Tiffany (as Cherub Fried)
Alexa Nikolas ... Susan Barry
Brittney Guzman ... Janice
Santiago Segura ... Motel Manager
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Storyline

Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (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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Taglines:

It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diablici See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

After initial criticism, Gary Oldman was quoted as just saying "Try it out". See more »

Goofs

At the Saharan hotel, when Lucy adjusts Maurice's back her round suitcase displays a 'love yourself' label reading right-side-up. In the next shot the label is missing. And then, when Lucy goes to pour another drink, the label is shown again reading upside-down. See more »

Quotes

Carol: So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would love to see that!
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut ran for two hours and thirty minutes, and was screened in Austin, TX. See more »


Soundtracks

Vision Airy Movements
Music by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Mixed by David Barratt
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Excellent Original Idea Wasted in an Awful Screenplay
30 December 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The beginning of "Tiptoes" is simply excellent and approaches a totally original theme: the painter Carol (Kate Beckinsale) and the firemen instructor Steven (Matthew McConaughey) are a young couple in love. The ambivalent Steven has a deep inner secret: he is the unique normal size man in his family of dwarfs, and he loves his family but he does not live comfortable with this situation. When Carol gets pregnant, coincidently the twin dwarf brother of Steven, Rolfe (Gary Oldman), pays an unexpected visit to Carol. She becomes shocked with the situation, while being introduced to Steven's family. The movie works perfectly up to this point, showing an open-minded woman accepting literally the minorities. However, from the moment when the Jewish parents of Carol are introduced to Steven's family on, the screenplay becomes irregular, corny in some moments, silly in others, and the open conclusion is very disappointing, indeed terrible.

It was good to see Gary Oldman in a sensational role, and the gorgeous Kate Beckinsale playing a really beautiful character, without any prejudice and accepting the imperfections of life. Patricia Arquette is still very hot, but she is very stereotyped in the role of the crazy Lucy. I regret that such excellent original idea being wasted in an awful screenplay. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Na Ponta dos Pés" ("Tiptoes")


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