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Thin Ice (2011)

The Convincer (original title)
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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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(as Jill A. Sprecher), (as Karen L. Sprecher)

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Man at Coffee Shop
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Bob Egan
Jennifer Edwards-Hughes ...
Sherri (as Jennifer M. Edwards)
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Casino Emcee
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Phil Peters
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Judy Vandenhoevel
James Detmar ...
Glen Vandenhoevel
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Chuck Stankel
Kathryn Lawrey ...
Hotel Clerk
Joe Minjares ...
Hotel Manager
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Karla Gruenke
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Frank Richie
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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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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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Release Date:

25 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Convincer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$183,527 (USA) (19 February 2012)

Gross:

$789,752 (USA) (20 May 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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Rev It Up
Written by Andre Whiteman and Ross Whiteman
Performed by 'Jab Jab'
Published by Astonishing Music (BMI) / Fanciful Music Publishing (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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"Fargo" it's not .........
19 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in the snowy Midwest like "Fargo", "Thin Ice" seems like "Fargo" light. The convoluted story-line piles on problem after problem for our somewhat sympathetic main character, played by Greg Kinnear. Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup are also involved in this "insurance caper". My main objection to the film is that upon reflection, or perhaps a second viewing, things just don't seem totally "Kosher". I can't put my finger on it, but sometimes believability is stretched like a violin string, if you can excuse the pun. The movie is entertaining, and certainly the script is clever, perhaps just a bit too clever to be believed. Recommended for fans of "Fargo", "A Simple Plan", and others of the type. - MERK


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