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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.







Cast overview, first billed only:
... Janice
... Tim
... Jill
... Brian
... Pauline
... Doug
... Mark
... Hal Baker
Valentine Miele ... Mahoney
... George
Greg Trzaskoma ... Craig
Eddie Ebell ... Mitch
... Mitch's Sidekick
... Sonia
... Toby


An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Giant Mechanical Man  »

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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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Jenna Fischer and the director Lee Kirk are married. See more »


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 »


Tim: What do you do?
Janice: I sell these little plastic gorillas filled with grape juice.
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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 »


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Written by Rich Ragsdale & Lee Kirk
Performed by Lee Kirk, Rich Ragsdale, Peter Simon, Matt Oloffson, Holly Marilyn
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Wow...I needed this movie tonight!!!
9 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm doing hospice home care for my dad...I'm on leave of absence from my teaching job of 36 years...married/divorce/confused with new relationships/not knowing what I really want/feeling like I'm stupid for not having an answer...and somehow I am pulled to this video at Family Video in the Detroit Area...I didn't really have a clue about what to expect...and in the first few scenes...I notice familiar building in my hometown of Detroit...then scenes in a nearby suburb ...Royal Oak...and then wow...the main characters are working at the zoo...the same zoo I worked at when I was 17 years old for $1.80/hour...one of my tasks was even cleaning out the Bear Fountain...like the male lead did...even time spent with the penguins...like I did...currently, I'm at a point in my life where I'm confused...and I felt like I needed to have a definite plan...I say felt..because this movie helped me realize it's okay not to have it all together now....I might be rambling on...but I believe you will not be disappointed after viewing this movie...

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