Watch Tin Men
Danny Devito (Throw Mama From the Train), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws), and Barbara Hershey (Hoosiers) offer a unique insight into the last days of the in-home closer, the door to door salesman. Often humorous and sometimes tragic, these super stars bring to light the struggles of the day to day grind of making ones living selling aluminum siding. The film is set in the early sixties and both Devito and Dreyfuss are ‘tin men’ working for two different companies. After an auspicious meeting both characters begin a rivalry which offers a wonderfully comical look into the psyche of a salesman. In the final encounter between these two characters, a pool game results and the prize for the winner is worth watching the movie. Set in the backdrop of an America with the proverbial white picket fence, it is clear that the day of the ‘door to door tin man’ is slowly coming to an end, and both Dreyfuss, and Devito are hard pressed to let go.