Tin Men Soundtrack (

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Rating: 6.60/10 from 9700 votes
Tags: aluminum siding
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Dos estafadores y una mujer

Title in Português:

Caixeiros Viajantes


Barry Levingson's semi-follow up to Diner, also set in 1960s Baltimore, takes us in the world of aluminum siding sales focusing on two very different men in that profession. BB Babowsky is a smooth-talking hustler and ladies man whom scams naive and comely women sales pitches. Ernest Tilley is a loser who can't make a sale no matter how hard he honestly (or dishonestly) tries. Tilley also has a serious gambling problem and squanders what little money he makes on horse races and card games which puts a rife between him and his long-suffering wife Nora. Because of Tilley's addition to gambling, he is heavily in debt to various creditors and the IRS.

BB and Tilley's paths cross in the opening scene when they collide with each other in their cars. With both blaming each other for the accident, their feud soon escalates into a full-scale, two-man war between them with Nora getting drawn into it. However, both BB and Tilley's world begins to crumble when a government probe investigates their sales history and threatens to shut them down for good.

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Tin Men
Sweet Lorraine
Nat 'King' Cole: Performer
Mitchell Parish: Words
Cliff Burwell: Performer
Social Security
Roland Gift: Lyrics
Fine Young Cannibals: Performer
David Steele: Performer
Good Thing
Roland Gift: Lyrics
Fine Young Cannibals: Performer
David Steele: Performer
Hard as It Is
Roland Gift: Lyrics
Fine Young Cannibals: Performer
David Steele: Performer
Tell Me What
Roland Gift: Lyrics
Fine Young Cannibals: Performer
David Steele: Performer
Try a Little Tenderness
Otis Redding: Performer
Harry M. Woods: Performer
All the Things You Are
Oscar Hammerstein II: Words
Jerome Kern: Performer
Jo Stafford: Performer
You Belong to Me
Jo Stafford: Performer
Pee Wee King: Writer
The Girl From Ipanema
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
It's Not for Me to Say
La Bamba
His Latest Flame
How Insensitive
Wishin' and Hopin'
Life's Too Short
It's Not for Me to Say
Al Stillman: Performer
Wishin' and Hopin'
Hal David: Performer
Life's Too Short
Lee Bonner: Performer

User reviews

Michael Martin

The music enhances the storytelling of the film, effectively conveying the tension and rivalry between BB and Tilley through dramatic compositions and arrangements that build up suspense and intrigue.

Andrew Hill

The soundtrack of Tin Men effectively captures the nostalgic feel of 1960s Baltimore, setting the tone for the era portrayed in the film.

John Gonzalez

The score of Tin Men creates a sense of tension and conflict, mirroring the escalating feud between BB and Tilley throughout the film.

John Moore

Overall, the soundtrack of Tin Men is a crucial element in immersing the audience in the world of the film, enriching the viewing experience with its evocative musical choices.

Paul Anderson

The soundtrack of Tin Men effectively underscores the themes of deception and desperation present in the story, enhancing the emotional impact of the film.

John Martinez

I appreciate how the soundtrack incorporates a variety of musical styles from the 1960s, from doo-wop to jazz, adding depth and richness to the overall listening experience.

Carol Jackson

The music in Tin Men complements the performances of the actors, adding layers of complexity to their portrayals of BB, Tilley, and Nora.

Deborah Moore

Overall, the soundtrack of Tin Men not only complements the narrative and characters of the film but also stands on its own as a captivating and enjoyable listening experience that I would revisit time and time again.

Daniel Rodriguez

The soundtrack of Tin Men features a mix of energetic tracks and melancholic melodies, reflecting the highs and lows experienced by the characters in the film.

Andrew Robinson

The musical score of Tin Men effectively heightens the tension and drama of the film, especially during pivotal scenes where BB and Tilley's rivalry reaches its peak. The use of dynamic instrumentation and cleverly crafted melodies adds a layer of complexity to the narrative, making the audience feel more emotionally invested in the characters' struggles and conflicts.

Carol Lee

The musical choices in Tin Men help to establish the atmosphere of the aluminum siding sales world, providing a backdrop for the characters' interactions and conflicts.

John Evans

The lack of a cohesive musical theme throughout the movie made it difficult to connect with the characters on a deeper level, leaving the audience feeling disconnected from the story.

Edward Young

The music choices in Tin Men felt disjointed and out of place, failing to enhance the emotional depth of the characters' struggles and conflicts in the film.

Dorothy Lewis

The soundtrack's integration of period-specific songs and original score seamlessly blends together, creating a cohesive and immersive musical backdrop that enhances the film's authenticity and charm.

Mark Taylor

The music in Tin Men enhances the character development, particularly in showcasing the contrast between BB's smooth-talking persona and Tilley's struggles.

Matthew Miller

The emotional depth of the music in Tin Men resonated with me, particularly during scenes that delved into the characters' personal struggles and insecurities, creating a strong connection between the audience and the story.

Joseph Baker

The soundtrack of Tin Men failed to capture the essence of the 1960s Baltimore setting, lacking the nostalgic and immersive feel that could have enhanced the storytelling.

Andrew Anderson

The use of music in Tin Men adds depth to the narrative by highlighting the consequences of Tilley's gambling addiction on his relationships and livelihood.

Kenneth Garcia

The soundtrack of Tin Men perfectly captures the nostalgic and lively atmosphere of 1960s Baltimore, transporting me to that era with its vibrant melodies and tunes.

Dorothy Phillips

The score of Tin Men effectively conveys the sense of impending doom faced by BB and Tilley as they confront the government probe threatening their livelihoods.

Karen Garcia

The soundtrack of Tin Men perfectly captures the nostalgic and vibrant atmosphere of 1960s Baltimore, enhancing the storytelling with its blend of upbeat jazz tunes and soulful ballads. Each track seems carefully selected to reflect the characters' personalities and the era in which the film is set, creating a truly immersive experience for the audience.