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The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

Director:

Lee Kirk

Writer:

Lee Kirk

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Fischer ... Janice
Chris Messina ... Tim
Malin Akerman ... Jill
Rich Sommer ... Brian
Lucy Punch ... Pauline
Topher Grace ... Doug
Bob Odenkirk ... Mark
Travis Schuldt ... Hal Baker
Valentine Miele Valentine Miele ... Mahoney
Sean Gunn ... George
Greg Trzaskoma Greg Trzaskoma ... Craig
Eddie Ebell Eddie Ebell ... Mitch
Chase Kim ... Mitch's Sidekick
Sarab Kamoo ... Sonia
John Cabrera John Cabrera ... Toby
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language

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Details

Country:

USA | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Giant Mechanical Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,831, 4 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,360, 6 May 2012
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Color
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Trivia

Chris Messina stars together with Jenna Fischer. Chris Messina stars with Fischer's former The Office costar Mindy Kaling on their show The Mindy Project. See more »

Goofs

When Janice's sister and brother-in-law are leaving the restaurant on the double-date, Janice's brother-in-law accidentally leaves with a dinner napkin under his coat. See more »

Quotes

Janice: [to Zoo Patron] Hey! Don't punch the monkey!
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Crazy Credits

In the first section of the final credits, there are short scenes that are the natural follow-up for the film's story. See more »

Connections

References Three's Company (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool
Written by Kristian Dunn & Tim Fogarty
Performed by El Ten Eleven
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But I NEVER do that!
24 February 2013 | by mcummins2See all my reviews

Lee Kirk --

Your movie made me cry ...

Realizing the significance of the powerful and positive impact that taking the time to "stop and smell the roses" (sorry) can deliver to ones very psyche seems to be unknown, forever lost or perhaps, just ignored by many of us. How did this happen? What factors perpetuate this selfish, though possibly mutually beneficial simple act of awareness? Beats me. Maybe such "numbness" is simply a symptom of that insidious disease commonly known as The Dumbing Down Of America. Don't we all want to understand and to be understood? I do. So,I try.

Of course, these questions weren't answered in The Giant Mechanical Man, but I've never seen a movie come closer to clearly illustrating those truths. This beautifully written, acted and photographed film is a gem!

See it. See it without wearing your critic's eyeglasses...shields down! If you do, you'll be rewarded

THANK YOU!


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