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Tinman - The Complete Mini-Series Event [2007] (2 discs)

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Director:Nick Willing
Writer:Craig W. Van Sickle
Jill E. Blotevogel
Steven Long Mitchell
Composer:Simon Boswell
Length:268 minutes
(4 hours 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-PG
Sorting Category:Fantasy
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".


Reaction: Inventive and oddly original. I very much enjoy this one.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Nick Willing => Director
Craig W. Van Sickle => Writer
Jill E. Blotevogel => Writer
Steven Long Mitchell => Writer
Simon Boswell => Composer
L. Frank Baum => Novel "The Wizard of Oz"
Alan Cumming => Glitch
Alexia Fast => Young Azkadellia
Alexis Llewellyn => Young DG
Anna Galvin => Lavender eyes
Baxter => Toto
Blu Mankuma => Toto
Cainan Wiebe => Kalm
Callum Keith Rennie => Zero
Donny James Lucas => Vy-Sor
Doug Abrahams => General Lonot
Grace Wheeler => Dorothy Gale
Gwynyth Walsh => Emily
Ian A. Wallace => Raynz
Jason Schombing => Demilo
Karin Konoval => The Wicked Witch
Kathleen Robertson => Azkadellia
Kevin McNulty => Hank
Lucia Walters => Adreanna
Madison Bell => Young Girl in Cave
Michasha Armstrong => Longcoat at Realm
Neal McDonough => Wyatt Cain
R. Nelson Brown => Father Vue
Rachel Pattee => Young DG
Raoul Trujillo => Raw
Richard Dreyfuss => Mystic Man
Shawn Macdonald => Lylo
Ted Whittall => Ahamo
Tinsel Korey => Airofday
Zooey Deschanel => DG

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • DG's childhood doll wears a crown similar to the Oz crown worn by Princess Ozma in the original books by L. Frank Baum.
  • Anna Galvin who plays Lavender Eyes is only four years older than Kathleen Robertson who plays her daughter Azkedelia.
  • Not counting DG, only four characters are referred to on screen by the same (or similar) names to their analogous characters in the original book and The Wizard of Oz: Toto, Police Officer Gulch (a reference to Miss Gulch, a character in the 1939 film), The Grey Gale, and Wyatt Cain. Cain is called "tin man" several times by other characters, most notably Glitch when he says, "Have a heart, tin man".
  • During the dream sequence, DG is asked if she's been having dreams again, and she says, "Yeah, in Technicolor." The Technicolor process made the intense colors of the original movie possible.
  • The house number of DG's Kansas home is 39, the same year the original The Wizard of Oz came out as a film. You see this briefly in the start of the storm scene
  • Dorothy Gale is referred to as the first in the royal bloodline. In the original books by L. Frank Baum, Dorothy was declared a princess of Oz and adopted as a sister by the ruler Ozma.
  • The character "Ahamo - The Seeker" explains he is originally from Nebraska. The name "Ahamo" spelled backwards is "Omaha", the largest city in Nebraska. Also, in The Wizard of Oz, the Wizard had come to Oz from Omaha.
  • In the original The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow points in many directions when Dorothy asks the way to Emerald City. In Tin Man, Air-of-Day points in all directions when telling the travelers where to find the Seeker. Glitch, who represents the Scarecrow, responds "And you thought I had trouble with directions!"
  • This film broke the Sci-Fi Channel's records by being the highest-rated television event in the network's history.
  • Glitch makes a reference to not liking scarecrows, a reference to that character's original version.
  • One of the hallmarks of The Wizard of Oz version of the novel was the way it transitioned from black-and-white, during the framing Kansas portions, to brilliant color in the Oz portions. This film is all in color, except when it shifts into black-and-white during the tomb sequence.
  • The kilts worn by the men of the resistance, with their elaborate pleats and beveled rivets, are Workman-model Utilikilts, manufactured in Seattle, Washington, USA, and available for widespread sale.