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A lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight...

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Linda Halleck (as Joie Lenz)
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Gabe Lempke (as Terrence Kava)
Adriana Delphine ...
Gypsy Woman
Ruth Miller ...
Billy's Secretary
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Storyline

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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gypsy | lawyer | judge | doctor | death | See All (136) »

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More terror. Less filling. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Thinner  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,171,475 (USA) (7 February 1997)
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Director Tom Holland wasn't happy with the ending; the producers changed the original one (which was faithful to the novel) because every test audience hated it. See more »

Goofs

I think his hand is back to normal because the curse has been lifted by then. He was also beginning to gain back his weight. See more »

Quotes

Tadzu Lempke: [tadzu gives Billy the gypsy pie that 2n lift his curse] Okay. You gain weight now. So quick you don't know what's going on. But, somebody, got to eat this pie, and soon. Everyone who eat pie die quick and bad. You got somebody?
Billy Halleck: Yes.
Tadzu Lempke: Yeah, you got somebody.
[He starts to leave but stops]
Tadzu Lempke: But why you don't do right? Eat your own pie. You die thin, but you die clean.
Billy Halleck: Get away from me. Our business is done.
Tadzu Lempke: [Pleadingly] Die clean, white man from town. Die clean...
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Referenced in Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008) 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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