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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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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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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

Chief Duncan Hopley: [about Lempke's daughter] Oh, what the hell. Old lady was jaywalking!
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Universal Love
Written by Clair Marlo, Alexander Baker (as Alex Baker)
Performed by Clair Marlo
Courtesy of Wild Cat Records
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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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