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Thinner (1996)

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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
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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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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

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 »

Quotes

Billy Halleck: [to his dead and extremely emaciated wife] Look at you, size six again. Maybe even a size four.
[Sniggers]
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Referenced in The Night Flier (1997) See more »

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Cross the Line
Written by Randall H. Jamail, Steve Bailey
Performed by Tab Benoit
Courtesy of Justice Record Company Inc.
Under license by Justice Music Corporation
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Mr. King must be satisfied!
11 April 2001 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Good adaptation of a Stephen King's novel, this movie is almost a exception, along with "The Shining" by Kubrick, in an effort to turn out the grim and uncanny world of Mr. King in images. The cast is perfect, especially Burke who gives a convincent and not far-fetched perform in the leading role of the lawyer cursed by a group of gipsies. Mantegna is excellent, too, as a mafia's boss who helps the lawyer to find a way out of his troubles. I give a 6 (six) to this.


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