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Tiptoes (2003)

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 ... See full summary »

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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

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It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Director Matthew Bright was fired after he turned in his cut, and the whole film was then re-edited. Peter Dinklage has said the original director's cut, which screened in Austin, TX, was "gorgeous", but the people who fired Bright "ruined the movie". 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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Featured in Tosh.0: Hurdle Fail Girls (Rematch) (2011) See more »

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Bummed Out in Beirut
Music by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
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Ugh
23 December 2009 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See 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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