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Tiptoes (2003)

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The story of a peculiar love triangle involving two brothers.


Matthew Bright


Matthew Bright (as Bill Weiner)





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


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


It's the Little Things in Life that Matter.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In this film Peter Dinklage drank so much water he became the official water champ. He was soft at first but got it done in 3 long chugs. See more »


At the Saharan hotel, when Lucy adjusts Maurice's back her round suitcase displays a 'love yourself' label reading right-side-up. In the next shot the label is missing. And then, when Lucy goes to pour another drink, the label is shown again reading upside-down. See more »


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 »


That Girl is Mine Today
Music and Lyrics by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Recorded and mixed by Peter Dowdall
Performed by Ron Sunshine
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User Reviews

A wonderful character study.
10 October 2004 | by 52pianosSee all my reviews

I was unprepared for this movie -- I happened upon it by accident. As with many of Gary Oldman's movies, I didn't even realize it was him playing the role until someone told me later. He's an absolute master, and his delivery of a (this will sound trite, sorry) "real" dwarf was startling. Rarely does a film portrayal so candidly depict the life of an under-represented faction of society. I learned a tremendous amount. That's not common within American files these days -- but, that makes sense, since this was a French film. The Europeans are far better at taking risks. That being said, TIPTOES does bring to mind a comparable American, but independent, film -- TWIN FALLS, IDAHO.

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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


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