Tin Man

Syfy (Mini-Series 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Tin Man

    Aired 12/4/07

  • S 1 : Ep 2

    Search for the Emerald

    Aired 12/3/07

  • S 1 : Ep 1

    Into the Storm

    Aired 12/2/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dreyfuss

    The Mystic Man

  • Alan Cumming


  • Callum Keith Rennie


  • Neal McDonough

    Wyatt Cain

  • Zooey Deschanel


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  • In this bizarre, post-modern version of L. Frank Baum's novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and the classic movie based on the book, 'The Wizard of Oz', Zooey Deschanel stars as DG, the main character who finds herself trapped in a place called the O.Z. or the Outer Zone. There she searches for her parents and is joined in her travels by Glitch, a man who has had half of his brain taken away because of something he knew, Raw, a member of a species called the "viewers" who read emotions and heal, and Cain - a "Tin Man" (which was the name of the police force in the O.Z. before the witch, Azkadellia took over, taken from their sheriff's tin badges) who seeks revenge for the damage done to his heart. The show was nominated for several Emmys, including Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries, Or Movie, Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Part One), Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Part One), Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Part One), Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Part One) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Part One). It later won for Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic).moreless

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  • Quotes (54)

    • Glitch: I've been thinking. If Mystic Man really does have all the answers, then maybe after he's helped DG find her mom, he could help me refill my noggin. Give Raw here some spine, and maybe do something for you about your lousy attitude! Cain: Or maybe he can put a zipper where it'll do some good.

    • Munchkin 1: Will Azkadellia attack from the east? DG: Who? Munchkin 2: The sorceress Azkadellia! The one for whom you spy. From which direction will her men come? Will they walk or will they fly? DG: Okay. How many times do I have to tell you guys that nothing you've said made any sense to me? Munchkin 1: Perhaps she is just a girl. DG: Yes. I am. I'm just a girl. Munchkin 1: Azkadellia has raided most all villages searching for the stone. Are we next on her list?! DG: I don't know about any list, but if this is how you treat strangers, I'm not surprised you have enemies.

    • (about DG) Mystic Man: You stay with her at all costs. Cain: I have to take care of Zero. Mystic Man: You know who she is now. She's the key. Promise me. I want your word as a tin man. You will not leave her side at any cost. Cain: You have my word.

    • Cain: Who needs tin when you have a picture of a certain little man playing bedsheet bingo with Zero's first wife? DeMilo: What? Come on Cain... Me and Mrs. Z, we... we was just joking around... Cain: Oh really? Why don't I go ask Zero, see if he thinks it's funny?

    • Azkadellia: The little bitch has gone to see the wizard.

    • DeMilo: Oh God, I hate tin men... especially ex-tin men.

    • Young Azkadellia: The majestic queen of the O.Z, Had two lovely daughters she, One to darkness, she be drawn, And one to light, she be shown, Double eclipse, it is foreseen, Light meets dark in the stillness between, But only one and one alone, Shall hold the emerald and take the throne

    • DG: Did you hear that? Glitch: Yes... no.

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    Notes (10)

    • Original International Air Dates: Slovakia: January 3, 2011 on Markiza

    • Callum Keith Rennie (Zero) is a familiar face to frequent viewers of the SciFi Channel. He plays recurring character Leoben Conoy on the critically-acclaimed Battlestar Galactica.

    • The entire mini-series runs around 246 minutes.

    • There are over 1000 visual effects shots for the mini-series.

    • Special effects are by Anthem Visual Effects.

    • Production Budget: $19 million

    • Filmed between March 26th and June 26th 2007.

    • Shot in-studio and on location in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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    Trivia (13)

    • Glitch say that the final number of 1208 -- "The queen's birthday". The classic movie "The Wizard of Oz" was released on August 12, 1939 ("12-08-39" in European date format)

    • Ahamo says he first entered the OZ when his balloon was blown away from the Nebraska State farm. His name is "Omaha", the largest city in Nebraska, spelled backwards.

    • In the early stages of production for Tin Man the mini-series focused primarily on the character Wyatt Cain. This is how it got it's name, and when the show became what it is now the name stayed.

    • The famous dog "Toto"'s name is actually the nickname given to DG and Azkadellia's teacher, "Tutor", when they were younger.

    • Goof: At the end of part two, Azkadellia storms away saying she'll pick up DG's trail herself. The next shot shows her releasing more mobats, but she is wearing a completely different outfit. Why would she change clothes if time is so precious?

    • As stated before, Ahamo is Omaha in reverse. William Jennings Bryan: Nebraskan, perennial Presidential candidate and "hot air balloon" in his own right, was no doubt the target of this reference in L. Frank Baum's story.

    • Goof: When DG pulls Azkadellia from the energy-platform, the evil witch is sucked out of Azkadellia's body. In this scene you can clearly see that the little "flying monster"-tatoos are left on Azkadellia's decollete. In the next camera-angle the monsters are gone even though they have not been sucked out and the evil witch has not been defeated yet (which would have destroyed the monsters anyway, I think).

    • Goof: When Glitch is telling Cain the number to shut off the machine, they get all the way to the last one, but the enemies break in before Glitch has time to say it. The henchman types back the numbers to get the machine to full power. Then, Cain, Glitch and Raw knock them out and Cain resumes where he left off. He only asks for the final number, but wouldn't he have to do all the other numbers again?

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    Allusions (19)

    • Glitch: Come on, Tin Man, have a heart. This alludes to how the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz wanted to have a heart.

    • The Papay are a reference to the poppies that put people to sleep in the original film The Wizard of Oz.

    • Azkadellia: There's no place like the O.Z. This is taken from the popular quote "There's no place like home" in the original movie The Wizard of Oz.

    • The giant green head on the Mystic Man's stage alludes to the Wizard's disguise in The Wizard of Oz.

    • In Tin Man the yellow brick road is referred to as the old road.

    • When DG walks into the diner and takes off her coat she is wearing the same outfit that Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz.

    • In this episode Winkies are called LongCoats, the winged monkeys are Mobats, and The Wizard is called the Mystic Man.

    • The Emerald City is called The Central City in Tin Man.

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  • Fan Reviews (44)
  • Tin Man goes over the rainbow and beyond

    By DannMichalski, 2 days ago

  • Dorothy & friends battle the evil Empress and her minions to save the O.Z. from her evil plan to destroy it.

    By Helostwin, Dec 09, 2007

  • I really like that this is not a "remake." Tin Man is a bizzare continuation of a classic story... which was bizzare on a less dark level in of itself.

    By Nickey_Cole, Jan 06, 2010

  • Very imaginative interpretation of a classic.

    By sandbur, Aug 04, 2009

  • My personal view is that Tin Man fails in its central character of DG and in its musical score. Sadly, Tin Man could have been great viewing

    By strgte, Mar 27, 2009

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