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Tiptoes (2003)

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The story of a peculiar love triangle involving two brothers.

Director:

Matthew Bright

Writer:

Matthew Bright (as Bill Weiner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Rolfe
Peter Dinklage ... Maurice
Kate Beckinsale ... Carol
Matthew McConaughey ... Steven Bedalia
Patricia Arquette ... Lucy
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Kitty Katz
Ed Gale ... Bobby Barry
David Alan Grier ... Jerry Robin Jr.
Marcia DeRousse Marcia DeRousse ... Kathleen (as Marcia de Rousse)
Kacie Borrowman ... Margaret
Michael J. Anderson ... Bruno
Cherub Freed ... Tiffany (as Cherub Fried)
Alexa Nikolas ... Susan Barry
Brittney Guzman ... Janice
Santiago Segura ... Motel Manager
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Storyline

Two brothers - a dwarf (Rolfe) and one of typical size (Steve). When Steve's girlfriend Carol becomes pregnant, the pair are fearful that the baby will inherit the dwarfism gene. Matters are complicated still further when she finds herself falling in love with Rolfe. Written by Earl Baker

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiptoes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

After initial criticism, Gary Oldman was quoted as just saying "Try it out". See more »

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Steve is worried that his son might inherit the gene for dwarfism and become a dwarf himself. For the overwhelmingly most common form of dwarfism (known as "achondroplasia"), it is only possible to inherit the gene if either parent is a dwarf, which is obviously not the case. For the less common forms of heritable dwarfism, it is only possible to have a dwarf child if BOTH parents' families have a history of dwarfism, and the film does not show Carol's family to have such a history. In fact, Steve being the only average-sized individual from a family of dwarfs makes it overwhelmingly likely that he did NOT inherit any genes for dwarfism and therefore has a next-to-nothing chance of having a dwarf child. See more »

Quotes

Carol: So you had a circle jerk with a bunch of little people? I would love to see that!
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Alternate Versions

The director's cut ran for two hours and thirty minutes, and was screened in Austin, TX. See more »

Connections

Featured in Tosh.0: Hurdle Fail Girls (Rematch) (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Zyclone
Music by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Mixed by David Barratt
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Ugh
23 December 2009 | by dmasurskySee all my reviews

Huge disappointment. Great cast, and it started out really promising, but by the end it was total Movie of the Week. Not sure what they were thinking - the movie seemed nicely offbeat during the first half but then it got bogged down in melodrama. I learned a lot about dwarfism of course, which seems like it was the point, but I didn't enjoy the movie and that's a shame. Kate Beckinsale is a terrific actress who can move effortlessly among genres, but she is ultimately wasted here in a part that a much less talented woman could have played. It was fun to see so many well-known Little People, and they were all excellent, but not enough to save the movie. Too bad, because this could have been something special.


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