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The Little Tin Man (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 June 2013 (USA)
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Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's remake of The Wizard of Oz.


Matthew Perkins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Beelner ... Herman
Kay Cannon ... Miller
Jeff Hiller ... Gregg
Chris Henry Coffey ... Pete
Emmanuel Maldonado Emmanuel Maldonado ... Juan
Michael McGlone ... Lawyer Ron
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Tyrone
Ben Rameaka ... Wine Snob
Greg Hildreth Greg Hildreth ... Strawberry
Mike O'Gorman ... Commercial Director
Ann Carr ... Beer Lady
Michael Delaney Michael Delaney ... Tourist Dad
John Milhiser ... Tourist Son
Patricia Beaury Patricia Beaury ... Tourist Mom
Norm Golden ... Jimmy the Security Guard


The Little Tin Man is an intelligent and hilarious exploration of a struggling dwarf actor's refusal to accept the status quo. To say that Herman (Aaron Beelner) is dissatisfied with would be an understatement of epic proportions. Unfulfilled working at his half brother's restaurant and unhappy with the typecast arc of his acting career, he is ready for something different. When Herman hears about an audition for the Mayor of Munchkinland in Martin Scorsese's big budget remake of The Wizard of Oz, his best friend (Kay Cannon, Writer of Pitch Perfect, 30 Rock) urges him to use the opportunity to transcend his inherent limitations and aim just a little bit higher. As life begins to imitate art, Herman and his crew of misfits find themselves on a humor-filled journey of self-discovery that delivers big laughs and even bigger insights into the lengths we'll go for the things that we love. Making his directorial debut, Matthew Perkins delivers a rare thing, indeed: a truly funny, often ... Written by Anonymous

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He's just a guy looking for a heart.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$100,000 (estimated)
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Visionheir Pictures See more »
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The film is dedicated to Audrey Mae, the late mother of Aaron Beelner. See more »


Miller: If you're going to have one regret, please don't let it be that you never tried.
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An inspirational story wrapped in a hilarious package
3 September 2014 | by Andy WangSee all my reviews

This is my favorite indie film of 2013. The premise is original: Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. In addition to an interesting story line, you get a colorful cast of characters and lots of laughs. Leading man, Aaron Beelner said, "You always want your film to get attention, but it's really become more about advocacy for people with disabilities. This film educates, entertains and informs all at once and becomes an advocate for those people who deserve a chance." This film is funny, inspiring, and heartfelt. It deserves at least a cult following, if not wider audience appeal if given the chance. "The Little Tin Man" has made its rounds on the festival circuit, garnering the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Napa Valley Film Festival and the Indie Spirit Award at the Naples International Film Festival.

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