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Thin Ice (2011)
"The Convincer" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  25 January 2011 (USA)
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.

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Karla Gruenke
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Frank Richie
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Gorvy Hauer
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Jo Ann Prohaska
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.

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Taglines:

Greetings from Kenosha, WI! Where ordinary folks can make a killing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, and brief violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Convincer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$183,527 (USA) (17 February 2012)

Gross:

$789,752 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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Trivia

The violin shop featured in the film, Dahl Violins, is an actual violin shop in downtown Minneapolis. In the film, the shop is supposed to be located in Chicago. However, when Mickey and Randy break into the shop at night, the skyline which is prominently featured in the scene's initial shot is obviously Minneapolis, not Chicago. See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto no. 2 In E Major, bwv 1042
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arrangement by Countdown Media
Performed by 'Countdown Orchestra'
Published by Non-Stop Outrageous Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Non-Stop Music, Inc.
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nothing is as it seems
10 December 2012 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies were what you see is not what is really happening. Everything that happens is to mislead you to the surprise ending. Mickey is an insurance salesman whom finds a new client with the help of a new employee. The new client, Gorvy, is an elderly man that is buying insurance for his house, but Mickey soon learns he also possesses a valuable violin. Mickey is in a lot of debt and so decides to swindle the old man.

What he learns days later, is that he was the only one whom was swindled. And everybody he thought he new was really someone else. I thought it was clever.

FINAL VERDICT: check it out, it's a great con.


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