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An obese lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight...

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Linda Halleck (as Joy Lenz)
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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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Fantasy | Horror

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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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Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$15,171,475 (USA) (7 February 1997)
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At his thinnest, Billy Halleck weighed 120 pounds which was a challenge for the FX crew, as actor Robert John Burke weighed 160 pounds at the time of production. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Halleck's right hand is still bandaged and bleeding before a knife is stuck into the wound to open it again, yet in the final scenes we see his hand not only without any dressing, but with no visible scar at what is apparently only a few days later. See more »

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Billy Halleck: Alright I'll go. But before I go, I curse YOU! The Curse of the White Man from Town!
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Esmeralda
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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Lead Actor made it work...
15 July 2006 | by (Middle TN) – See all my reviews

King adapted movies either work or they don't. Horror type flicks are very hard to do well. This did have a made-for-TV feel about it similar to other King flicks, but imo, the reason this was acceptable was in large part due to the acting and casting of Robert John Burke. Can you imagine seeing this man walk his dog at night? He seems outside the human race somehow…I guess that's why they choose acting as a profession. He so not normal. His voice quality was over the top, Simpson-esq in quality like in a cartoon…but that worked here.

Joe Mantegna and Michael Constantine were excellent. As stated previously, Kari Wuhrer is smokin' hot. Too bad she looks exactly like that Doritos girl who is on a UON stupid sitcom now. I guess you can't have two Doritos girls in Hollyweird.

You gotta love IMDb.com to look up all the work these actors have done. I knew I saw Burke and Wuhrer's face before but couldn't place them. I thought Michael Constantine was James Coco…but only tonight I saw Constantine in The Hustler w/Paul Newman, one of his first roles. IMDb confirmed this.

Even found out Joe's wife owns a pizza place in Burbank...need to stop by.


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