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The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

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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 ... 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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mechanical man | See All (1) »

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:

Color
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Did You Know?

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

Features The General (1926) 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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Very nice film
2 February 2013 | by gsjaeger-968-581723See all my reviews

The film is very good at pointing out the shallowness that is often found in everyday life due to pressure to conform to social pressures and to appear positive even in the worst of times, while at the same time pointing out that one's closest relationships can serve as protection from what can feel like the crushing weight of those pressures.

It shows the viewer two ways of living and thinking about life, a mainstream one and an "alternative" one. The film has excellent timing, editing, and performances. The cast similarly brings together increasingly well known and lesser know but very talented actresses and actors. A must see indie film!


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