MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,058 this week

On Thin Ice (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  3 November 2003 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 341 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons trying to gather all the money she has to pay for her car, bills, and her son's medication, all of which she can barely afford... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1797 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
a list of 67 titles
created 14 Oct 2013
 
a list of 154 titles
created 11 Mar 2014
 
a list of 52 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 11 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "On Thin Ice" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: On Thin Ice (TV Movie 2003)

On Thin Ice (TV Movie 2003) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of On Thin Ice.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mama's Boy (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A twenty-nine year-old slacker who lives with his mom realizes his sweet set-up is threatened when she hears wedding bells with her self-help guru beau.

Director: Tim Hamilton
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jon Heder, Jeff Daniels
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Nastassja Kinski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards
Hanging Up (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.

Director: Diane Keaton
Stars: Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow
Her Fatal Flaw (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A lawyer defends her fiancée in court despite the objections of her friends, mentors and colleagues.

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: Victoria Pratt, Chris Kramer, William B. Davis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht
Mad Money (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Director: Callie Khouri
Stars: Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes
Running Mates (TV Movie 1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In this political satire, a Senator running for President is involved in some controversies when his political enemies expose some hidden secrets about his new wife, a successful author of children's books.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Diane Keaton, Ed Harris, Ed Begley Jr.
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A writer teaching at the school she attended encounters a student who seems to be the reincarnation of her dead classmate.

Director: George Mendeluk
Stars: Sara Rue, Duncan Regehr, Kavan Smith
Tilda (TV Movie 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A powerful Hollywood journalist and an upstart creative assistant.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Diane Keaton, Ellen Page, Sanaa Lathan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Patsy McCartle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Adamson
Lisa Best ...
News Anchor
...
Will
...
Carrie Kilmer
...
Leeville Cop
Terri Cherniak ...
Day Care Owner
...
Forensics Agent
Diana Earle ...
FBI Receptionist
...
Spider
Bill Finck ...
Diner Man
Ernesto Griffith ...
Security Guard
...
Girl on bus
Marina Stephenson Kerr ...
Pharmacist
...
Wally Hall
Edit

Storyline

Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons trying to gather all the money she has to pay for her car, bills, and her son's medication, all of which she can barely afford. Patsy then turns to dealing drugs and becomes addicted to crystal meth. Her only way of recovery rests in the hands of her children. Written by r2k443

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breaking Through  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the opening scenes as she is driving away from her job as a cleaning lady, she is shown from the front driving the car, she isn't wearing a hat. The cut to a shot of her seen from the rear of the car and she has a hat on. They go back to a front shot and the hat is once again missing. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
High-pitched true-life drama snatched from the headlines...
30 June 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Diane Keaton plays a widowed mother of two young boys (one of whom has serious asthma) working odd jobs but falling behind on the bills; after running into an old friend who seems to have lots of money on hand, Keaton goes on her first drug-run. Dealing Crystal Meth seems like a good solution for awhile, until the local drug lord has Keaton become a partaker to prove her worth. Serious subject matter is pitched too high, with jittery Keaton flaky and flighty, but without her charming edge (she's a walking nervous breakdown). The personalities of her two kids are unconvincing (as is their general dialogue and relationship with their mom), and the supporting characters as well never take shape. TV-movie has such a fuzzy narrative that I wasn't even sure which state it was supposed to take place in (I believe North Carolina, though it was filmed in Canada), and Keaton begins the movie as a cleaning woman but never returns to that job again. The tone of the film shifts jarringly in the second-half from character study to melodrama, a change which doesn't suit anyone here particularly well.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Keaton too old? Vivian_Tong
Where was Lothaire Bluteau? MadamFleur
Horrible movie sephmerritt
Hopkins? political60
How long a time span is this movie take place in? gfclark3
Where's Michael Rooker? justlikethatbird
Discuss On Thin Ice (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?