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Little Man (2006)

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans     Starring: Marlon Wayans Shawn Wayans
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Format: DVD
Sku: 203097067
UPC: 043396141292
UPC 14: 00043396141292
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

"The slapstick is funnier for the nifty CGI, and the script gets in some sly digs at racist cops and multitasking soccer moms.  Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"...deliver[s] big laughs...humor and sincerity...  Scott Bowles, USA Today

Editor's Note
Despite small budgets and a lack of bona fide star power, the Wayans Brothers have proven to be one of the most commercially successful comedy teams in the Hollywood of the early 2000s. The brothers rose to fame in the 1990s via the IN LIVING COLOR sketch television show and later the gross-out satire-lite of the SCARY MOVIE series. Similar to their 2004 movie WHITE CHICKS--about two undercover black police officers posing as rich white girls--2006's LITTLE MAN is a raunchy crime caper that likewise uses a grotesque fish-out-of-water scenario as its comedic focal point. Marlon Wayans plays the diminutive and unquestionably weird-looking jewel thief who poses as a toddler in order to retrieve a diamond he hid with the childless-but-trying couple Daryl and Vanessa (played by Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington). Hilarity ensues as the movie runs wild with a slew of breastfeeding jokes, crotch shots, and scatological humor that recognizes no boundaries. When Calvin's boss, Walken (Chazz Palminteri), tracks down the little man and his new family to snatch the diamond that is rightfully his, the movie turns into a familiar riff on HOME ALONE: when a criminal is after you, hit him in the crotch. Calvin and Daryl join together to defeat the evil Walken and his henchmen, and in the process learn a little something about what it means to love and be loved.

To discuss matters of taste in the context of LITTLE MAN defeats the purpose of its mere existence--this movie revels in its own base-level humor. However, even the Wayans brothers themselves acknowledge that they are making silly movies for as broad an audience as possible. While some of the sex jokes are perhaps a little too raunchy for children, the movie is packed with sub-Looney Tunes tomfoolery, not to mention a Looney Tunes plot (remember when Bugs Bunny took in Baby-Face Finster? The Wayans brothers certainly do), making this perfect fodder for kids--or adults with a juvenile sense of humor.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/7/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 98 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 14129
Video UPC UPC: 00043396141292
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Chazz Palminteri
Video Cast Info David Alan Grier
Video Cast Info John Witherspoon
Video Cast Info Kerry Washington
Video Cast Info Marlon Wayans
Video Cast Info Molly Shannon
Video Cast Info Shawn Wayans
Video Cast Info Tracy Morgan
Video Cast Info Gwendolyn Margetson - Art Director
Video Cast Info Keenen Ivory Wayans - Director
Video Cast Info Keenen Ivory Wayans, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Marlon Wayans, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Jackson - Editor
Video Cast Info Nick Moore - Editor
Video Cast Info Steven Bernstein - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Teddy Castellucci - Original Music By


Nominee (2007)
   Video Award Name MTV Award, Marlon Wayans, Brittany Daniel, Best Kiss

Professional Reviews

Variety 6 of 10
There are probably some moviegoers who can laugh at the sight of a groin-punching, breast-grabbing baby, possibly even find it cute. Everyone else should steer clear of "Little Man," which welds Marlon Wayans' head to a diminutive body double, offering up the creepiest bigscreen dwarf since the last David Lynch movie. Not without its share of inspired crudities, this vulgar, violent comedy should provide decent counterprogramming during a blockbuster-heavy frame, drawing the usual overlap of urban audiences and Wayans brothers devotees...Some additional levity is provided by the brief, isolated appearances of Molly Shannon and Rob Schneider (both "Saturday Night Live" alums, along with Morgan). Also worthy of mention is the sound design, which contains one of the most gurgly and grotesque renderings of gastrointestinal distress ever captured. - Justin Chang

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Wayans,Marlon
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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