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A Man Among Giants (2008)

94 min.Documentary
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Documents the trials and tribulations of Doug "Tiny" Tunstall, a 4-foot-7 African American Republican on public assistance who ran for the position of Mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 2006. As a former pro-wrestler, and a member of the G.O.P. in a town with a long-sitting Democrat incumbent, Tiny has a difficult time being taken seriously. But thanks in part to the nurturing of his loving father, Tiny never lets that get him down, and he makes a conscious decision to turn his differences into assets. He develops thick skin, a big mouth, and an even bigger personality. After spending nearly two decades appearing on shows like WWE Monday Night Raw and The Jerry Springer Show, Tiny decides to take a shot at politics. But, in a political system where cash is king, Tiny can't do much but get out and shake hands with the voters, until a wealthy backer comes to champion his cause. This however creates a power-struggle within the campaign as Tiny struggles to stay true to himself, despite mounting pressure to conform and appeal to a wider group of voters. The power struggle comes to a head when allegations of a bomb threat to a local radio station reportedly called in by Tiny comes to the surface. When his backer drops out, Tiny's wild behavior spirals out of control, resulting in a surprise ending on election night. A Man Among Giants is not just about politics, it's about living the American dream. In a country which is becoming increasingly diverse, its proof positive that there is change on the horizon, and it is time for the little guy to be heard. Written By Anonymous  Less

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