Set in the spirit of L. Frank Baum's classic, the "Tin Man" follows the adventures of DG, a waitress and part-time student, as she travels through the mystical world of "The O. Z. (Outer Zone)", discovering her hidden past. This well-known story takes a twist in this SyFy adaptation as DG battles the sorceress Azkadellia along with the help of three friends; Glitch, a former adviser to the Queen whose brain has been removed; Raw, a psychic empath; and Wyatt Cain, a former police man (aka Tin-man) who has been imprisoned in an iron suit, forced to watch his family's destruction time and time again. Although parallels can be made to the original book this story takes its own path down the yellow brick road.
The character "Ahamo - The Seeker" explains he is originally from Nebraska. The name "Ahamo" spelled backwards is "Omaha", the largest city in Nebraska. Also, in The Wizard of Oz (1939), the Wizard had come to Oz from Omaha. See more »
When DG is in the hut with Ahamo and is examining the compass, she is holding it in her left hand. In the long shot that immediately follows, she is holding it with both hands. See more »
[after killing the former Chief of Police]
Zero, you've just been promoted.
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This may only apply to the extended credits on the DVD release: the character name Dorothy Gale is misspelled "Dorthy". See more »
The German DVD version was cut down by roughly one third to a total runtime of 178 minutes (approximately 185 minutes when adjusted for PAL speed-up). See more »
What I like about Tin Man is that it isn't a remake, but a different take on an old, classic storyline. With new characters & a different storyline. Another thing I thought was cool was all the small references to the original Wizard of Oz. A small phrase here, a quiet mention there, you had to be paying attention to catch most of it. I would say my favorite character would have to be the Tin Man. He was the most tortured one out of the small group & yet he found himself again after helping D.G., Glitch & Raw. It was an inner struggle that some of us could relate to. Glitch, definitely an interesting character you can't help but like. Raw, an intriguing take on the Cowardly Lion. And of course, D.G., focused on getting to her family, but not entirely about getting home. The Evil Queen, The Wizard, Toto & all the other characters add their own splash into the Wizard of Oz pond. There are very few TV mini-series that I care to own, & the Tin Man is definitely one of them. I have recommended this mini-series to all my friends & co-workers & they have all agreed that it is a very good & touching story.
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