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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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Howard Erskine ...
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Randy Jurgensen ...
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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 more »

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More terror. Less filling. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Trivia

Dino De Laurentiis originally sought to produce this film in 1986 after completing _Maximum Overdrive (1986)_, another Stephen King adaptation and sought to have Sam Raimi direct, Scott Spiegel write and 'Bob Tapert' (qb) produce but they were busy with writing _Evil Dead 2 (1987)_, which Di Laurentiis would eventually produce.. See more »

Goofs

The position of the Gypsy after she is hit by the car. See more »

Quotes

Gina Lempke: [angrily yelling] Shame... on momma! I say, you killed my own momma!
Gina Lempke: I say, you are a demon, and we should kill YOU!
Billy Halleck: That is what I am to you? A demon?
Billy Halleck: [pulls up his shirt and shows his belly] Look at me.
Gina Lempke: [spitting between fingers] Gachumilalah!
[walks away]
Tadzu Lempke: [gently pushes Gina and walks forward to Billy] Sey call you de white man from town. You have no business with us, white man from town. And we have no business with you. Go away!
Gina Lempke: Tusom gaza, pappa.
Billy Halleck: I am not through with you... Your daughter... ...
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Referenced in The Sopranos: Walk Like a Man (2007) 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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Great Horror-Comedy from King
11 February 2007 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Anyone who can seriously watch this movie and not take it as a more than just a fun horror romp is reading too much into the name of KING.

Stephen KING has a sense of humor, folks. Otherwise, he wouldn't have concocted such a nutty yarn as this! If you take him absolutely seriously, then you miss a wonderful part of him. Probably the part that I most admire, in secret.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this. The story was fun, the story realistic enough for me. The make-up was fun to look at. The weight loss, the diseases, the violence...it was all so comical, as it SHOULD BE! As a genre, horror is a laugh for me. I haven't been scared or frightened by a movie since "THE SHINING". And of course that was directed by an outright MASTER of the cinema (Kubrick).

So, sit back and think you are watching a light-horror movie...and I promise you it will be fun!


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