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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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Billy's Secretary
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Kirk Penschley
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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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More terror. Less filling. 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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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

After the gypsy shoots Halleck in the hand, and he holds it up. to where you can see through it. part of the bone should be visible. If the bone is gone, why does his middle finger still work? See more »

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Richie Ginelli: He was a mook, but he was my mook!
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Referenced in The Night Flier (1997) See more »

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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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