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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)
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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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Let The Curse Fit The Crime. See more »


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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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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

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

Quotes

Billy Halleck: [last lines]
Billy Halleck: Dr. Mikey! A bit early for a house call, isn't it?
Dr. Mike Houston: Oh, Billy! It's- it's not what you think! I...
Billy Halleck: It's okay, Dr. Mikey. I was acting like kind of a big jerk. But, everything's fine with Heidi, I'm even starting to gain a little weight. In fact, I was just about to dig into this breakfast pie. Care to join me?
Dr. Mike Houston: I couldn't possibly...
Billy Halleck: Oh, it's no trouble at all...
Dr. Mike Houston: [enters the house]
Billy Halleck: ...white doctor from town.
Billy Halleck: [chuckles and shuts door]
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Extremely Underrated Horror Film.
26 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When a successful lawyer from Maine (Robert John Burke) accidentally killed a old gypsy woman. Then her much older father (Micheal Constantine) puts a curse on him by losing weight instantly but also dying slowly from the inside. He can't losing weight until the curse is broken.

Directed by Tom Holland (Child's Play, Fright Night, The Langoliers) made a terrific thriller. This has excellent make-up effects by two time Oscar-winner Greg Cannon (Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Lost Boys, White Chicks). Burke pulls off an amazing performance in this. This was not see by many people, which this is a underrated film. This is a cult classic to be sure. Based on a novel by Richard Bachman (The Running Man), which is actually Stephen King.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an strong-Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD has an behind the scenes feautrette and an entertaining commentary track by the director and actor:Joe Mantegna (Who has an supporting role as a gangster). This is a fascinating horror film is loaded with dark humor. Written by the director and Micheal Mc Dowell (Bettlejuice). (**** ½/*****).


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