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Thinner (1996)

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

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A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner. Written by <Cane@Cris.COM>

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's Thinner  »

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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,679,046 (USA) (25 October 1996)

Gross:

$15,171,475 (USA) (7 February 1997)
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Writer-director Tom Holland spent six years developing the film. Among the many reasons that the production kept getting delayed is that executives feared the public would liken the protagonist's plight to the AIDS epidemic. See more »

Goofs

When Halleck hits the gypsy in the car, she hits the windscreen and leaves no blood on it, but in the next shot there is blood all over it. See more »

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Frank Spurton: I don't do nothing that goes on video.
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Referenced in Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Tom Holland (2015) See more »

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Fiddler's Game
Written by Thomas Chase (as Thomas Jones-Chase), Steve Rucker, Ezra Kliger
Performed by Thomas Chase (as Thomas Jones-Chase) & Steve Rucker
Courtesy of C.R.P., Inc.
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An Adequate Adaptation...
11 September 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

...for a King work: they've always had a mixed track record. Generally this one is a tribute to the F/X wizardry as Robert John Burke goes through multiple transformations. That in itself is pretty horrifying. Most of the King subtleties have been sucked out of it, but what's new? It's basically a decent supernatural thriller. There is a slow, relentless horror to the whole thing, which doesn't rely on huge "jump out of the closet" shocks (although there are a few of those). Basically a horror movie for adults.


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