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The Long and Short of It (2003)

A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

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Sean Astin

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Sean Astin (screenplay), Sean Astin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andrew Lesnie ... Grizzled Painter
Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor ... Woman
Paul Randall Paul Randall ... Tall Man
Peter Jackson ... Bus Driver
Fa Suluvave Fa Suluvave ... Extra
Philippa Race Philippa Race ... Extra
Sophie Brewster Sophie Brewster ... Extra
David Williams David Williams ... Extra (as Dave Williams)
Barrie M. Osborne ... Extra
Phil Shaw Phil Shaw ... Extra
Perry Norris Perry Norris ... Extra
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Storyline

A bedraggled painter is in way over his head. His back hurts. His ladder is broken. It seems he may never be able to hang an enourmous pastoral painting. Then... as chance would have it, two strangers, very different in size but equally benevolent in heart, wander his way. With the help of a kindly little lady and a gangly good-natured giant, our every-day artist overcomes his dilemma and fulfils his day's work. Three worlds unite. Ranging from 3 1/2 feet small to eight feet tall, they finally step back to admire their collaborative efforts... What is revealed is that they have not been working together on a painting after all; rather, they have collaborated in posting up an unlikely automobile advertisement, which between the three of them none are likely to be able to afford or make use of because of their particular stature. But have no fear -- they are all able to take advantage of the public transit system. The grateful painter joins his new acquaintances for the trip home. The ... Written by Sean Astin & Josh Tundra

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Short | Drama

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Country:

New Zealand | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

И длинно, и коротко See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Entire film was made in one day. See more »

Goofs

When they get on the bus, the painter dumps his tray, roller and brush in the bin, and they sink down inside it. In the next shot, the tray is perched on the top of the bin. See more »

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Soundtracks

Che Gelida Manina
from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly Rodolfo
Performed by Roberto Alagna Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Courtesy of Decca Record Company - London
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises Copyright © 1999. All Rights Reserved
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Sympathetic
22 December 2003 | by TuomoHSee all my reviews

Nice little film with the message of helping each other out in a hard situation. You can almost touch the friendly and sympathetic atmosphere. Visually, it wasn't that special but still you can see that there's much more professional film crew behind it than with your average short films. And I think the music suits this one well. Of course we wouldn't know of this if it wasn't on the LOTR DVD but it made me smile, maybe even chuckle a bit and that's enough. Worth watching it again some another time, especially as this doesn't really take that much time out of your life.


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