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Little Man (2006)



Critic Consensus: Another gimmicky comedy from the Wayans brothers, Little Man comes with the requisite raunchiness, but forgot to bring the laughs.

Movie Info

Fate brings a childless couple a bundle of joy -- who happens to have a criminal record -- in this comedy directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Calvin Simms (Marlon Wayans) is a master criminal who with the help of his friend and sidekick, Percy (Tracy Morgan), plans a daring robbery of a museum where one of the world's largest diamonds is on display. One of reasons Calvin is able to get inside secure areas is his size -- Calvin is dwarf who stands less than two feet tall, and can slip in unnoticed where more conventionally sized people would not. While Calvin is able to get the diamond, he's nearly caught by the police while making his getaway, and stashes the jewel in a bag carried by a passerby. Eager to recover the diamond from the unwitting accomplice, Calvin and Percy figure out a way to get into his house -- they dress Calvin up as a baby, and leave him on the doorstep of the passerby's home. As it happens, the couple who live there (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington) have been wanting to have a baby, and they eagerly take the new arrival under their wing, embracing the joys of parenthood while ignoring some of the toddler's unusual behavior. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor throughout, language and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 7, 2006
Box Office: $58.3M
Sony Pictures Releasing - Official Site


Gabe Pimental
as Calvin Body
Molly Shannon
as Soccer Mom
Damien Dante Wayans
as Officer Wilson
Linden Porco
as Calvin Body
Gary Owen
as Officer Jankowski
Fred Stoller
as Richard
Malcom Scott
as Big Fan
Chris Gauthier
as Big Fan's Buddy
Kelly Coffield Park
as The Jeweller
Nancy Bell
as Older White Lady
Ken Kramer
as Dr. Murphy
Glenn Ennis
as Fontana
Moneca Delain
as Hockey Waitress
Fraser Aitcheson
as Muscular Inmate
Anthony St. John
as Scrawny Inmate
Mark Docherty
as News Anchor
Sabine Raskin
as Little Girl
Peter Hanlon
as Representative
Jeffrey Ballard
as Ballplayer
Kai Kennedy
as Park Boy No. 1
Fraser Attcheson
as Muscular Inmate
Stephen Thompson
as Park Boy No. 3
Rob Schneider
as Dinosaur Rex
Jeff Ballard
as Ballplayer
Isaiah States
as Park Boy
Josh Laster
as Van Kid
Brett Irving Coppa
as Dinosaurus Rex Kid
Taylor Weaver
as Dinosaurus Rex Kid
Christopher Gauthier
as Big Fan's Buddy
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Critic Reviews for Little Man

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (29)

It's a concept, not a movie.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Tedious, snickering jokes about infant breast-feeding and adult-male boob lust? You got 'em, baby.

Full Review… | July 22, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It plays like nothing so much as an extended In Living Color stretched to fill 90 minutes, and it feels as thin as it sounds like it should. By the umpteenth variation of mistaking Calvin for a baby the joke has long, long stopped being funny.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

In spite of the admirable effort that the Wayans brothers went to in digitally transplanting Marlon Wayans head and facial expressions onto the two-foot-six-inch body of a nine-year-old actor, "Little Man" is a bawdy and violent comedy that rankles more t

Full Review… | April 22, 2009

The work of the Wayans brothers, Little Man is even less funny than their last comedy, White Chicks, and enough to get them permanently evicted from the house of mirth.

Full Review… | January 20, 2007
Observer [UK]

A slap-happy misadventure featuring Marlon Wayans as a foul-mouthed midget masquerading as a baby in order to retrieve a pilfered diamond from a childless couple.

Full Review… | January 4, 2007

Audience Reviews for Little Man

Big things come in small packages.

Saw it again! Very funny movie. The movie is hilarious and with an easy to follow story that even kids can follow even though I wouldn't recommend this movie for kids. Nice cast, the Wayans almost always bring extreme comedy to the table, keep it up!

After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive Vanessa Edwards, whose husband Darryl Edwards wants to have a baby. Percy convinces Calvin to dress like a baby and be left in front of the Edwards's house to get inside the house and retrieve the diamond. Darryl and Vanessa keep Calvin for the weekend and decide to adopt him, while Walken threatens Darryl to get the stone back.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


A few funny moments cant make up for how sick and twisted this crap was. The movie itself was a flop, and im proud to say that.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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