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An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

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Cast

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Billy Halleck
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Heidi Halleck
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Linda Halleck (as Joy Lenz)
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Prosecutor
Howard Erskine ...
Judge Phillips
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Richie Ginelli
Terrence Garmey ...
Bailiff
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Court Clerk
Jeff Ware ...
Max Duggenfield
Antonette Schwartzberg ...
Mama Ginelli
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Gabe Lempke (as Terrence Kava)
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Gina Lempke
Adriana Delphine ...
Gypsy Woman
Ruth Miller ...
Billy's Secretary
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Kirk Penschley
John Horton ...
Judge Cary Rossington
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Chief Duncan Hopley
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Tadzu Lempke
Irma St. Paule ...
Suzanne Lempke
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Pharmacist
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Dr. Mike Houston
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Leda Rossington
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Henry Halliwell
Bridget Marks ...
Ginelli Bar Girl
Mitchell Greenberg ...
Male Clinic Doctor
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Female Clinic Doctor
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Clinic Waiter (as Michael Walker)
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Detective Deevers
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Biff Quigley
Robert Fitch ...
Flash Enders (as Robert Fitch Sr.)
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'Dr' Fander
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Frank Spurton
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Delivery Boy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Londoner ...
Andrew Richards
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Amusement Park Visitor (uncredited)
Tom Cumler ...
Directed Bit (uncredited)
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Girl (uncredited)
Alexandra Dimopoulos ...
Gypsy (uncredited)
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Male Nurse (uncredited)
Christopher C. Murphy ...
Man Outside in Small Crowd (uncredited)
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Puppeteer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom Holland

Written by

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Stephen King ... (novel)
 
Michael McDowell ... (screenplay) and
Tom Holland ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mitchell Galin ... producer
Andrew Golov ... executive producer
Randy Jurgensen ... associate producer
Stephen F. Kesten ... executive producer
A. Welch Lambeth ... associate producer
Richard P. Rubinstein ... producer

Music by

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Daniel Licht

Cinematography by

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Kees Van Oostrum

Film Editing by

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Janice Hampton
Marc Laub

Editorial Department

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Bret A. Arnold ... post-production technician
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Shawna Callahan ... first assistant editor
Brian Carmichael ... video playback
Louis Cerborino ... first assistant editor (as Lou Cerbornio)
David Dawes ... apprentice editor
Michael Dunn ... craft service
Anthony M. Gargiulo ... post-production assistant: dailies
Janice Hampton ... additional editor
Ray Hubley ... additional film editor
Evan A. Lottman ... additional editor (as Evan Lottman)
Morgan Neville ... assistant editor
Randall Nicholas ... craft service
David Nougaret ... dailies projection
Carrie Puchkoff ... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Ian Silverstein ... second assistant editor
Stuart Sperling ... assistant editor
Joe Trammell Navesync ... 24 frame video
Joe Violante ... color timer: dailies (as Joey Violante)

Casting By

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Leonard Finger

Production Design by

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Laurence Bennett

Art Direction by

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Chuck Parker

Costume Design by

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Ha Nguyen

Makeup Department

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Linda Benavente-Notaro ... fat suit created by (as Linda Notaro)
Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects
Vincent J. Guastini ... application and special makeup effects supervisor and designer for end sequence
Glen Hanz ... sculptor: Cannom Creations
Scott Hersh ... assistant makeup artist (2004-)
William A. Kohout ... assistant hairstylist (as William Kohout)
Robert Laden ... special makeup effects (as Bob Laden)
Linda Lazar ... co-key makeup artist
Renate Leuschner ... wigs created by (as Renata Leuschner)
Neal Martz ... makeup department head / supervising make-up artist
Cristine Nicholson ... additional hairstylist
Peggy Nicholson ... supervising hairstylist
Larry Odien ... special makeup effects artist
Beate Petruccelli ... special makeup effects artist (as Beate Eisele)
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects artist: Cannom Creations
Scott Oshita ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Anthony M. Gargiulo ... post-production assistant
Stephen F. Kesten ... unit production manager
Michael Q. Martin ... post-production supervisor
Carrie Puchkoff ... post-production assistant
Todd Richmond ... post-production assistant
Keith VanderLaan ... production supervisor: Cannom Creations (as Keith Vanderlaan)
Charlie Vogel ... post-production supervisor
Carolyn White ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vebe Borge ... second unit director
Michael Green ... first assistant director
Sean McCarron ... second assistant director
Lisa M. Rowe ... second second assistant director (as Lisa Rowe)

Art Department

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Michael Biggie ... lead painter
Christopher Claisse ... property assistant (as Chris Clarisse)
Chris Cobb ... property person
Stephen Cobb ... property person
David Coronella ... set dresser
Thomas Floutz ... sculptor (as Tom Floutz)
Glen Hanz ... sculptor
Shannon Hart ... set decorator: reshoots / set dresser
Moto Hata ... sculptor (as Motoyoshi Hata)
Hank Hustus ... property maker
George Jenson ... storyboard artist
James Kagel ... sculptor (as Jim Kagel)
Joseph Kearney ... construction coordinator
John D. Kretschmer ... lead man
Paul Mancuso ... property master (as Paul 'Cubby' Mancuso)
Mary Jane Schepers ... draper (as M.J. Schepers)
William F. Sheridan ... property person
Kathryn E. Smith ... art department assistant
Carly Starr Brullo Niles ... assistant property master (as Carly Starr-Brullo)
Miles Teves ... sculptor

Sound Department

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Louis Bertini ... dialogue editor
Stan Bochner ... sound effects editor (as Stanley Bochner)
Tim Chilton ... foley artist
Pam DeMetruis-Thomas ... adr editor (as Pam DeMetruis)
Gerald Donlan ... dialogue editor
Steve Earnhart ... sound effects editor (as Stephen Earnhart)
Bob Edmenson ... re-recording mixer
Harriet Fidlow ... adr editor
Larry Goodwin ... foley mixer
Thomas A. Gulino ... dialogue editor
Monett Holderer ... foley artist (as Monette Holderer)
Candice Johnson ... assistant sound editor
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Richard King ... supervising sound editor (as Richard Q. King)
Warren Kleiman ... re-recording mixer
Sherry Klein ... re-recording mixer
Hal Levinsohn ... sound effects editor
Adam Lipsius ... apprentice sound editor
Doug Madick ... foley artist
Jay Meagher ... production sound mixer (as Jay Meagher C.A.S.)
Michael W. Mitchell ... assistant sound editor
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer (as Frank Barone)
Yvette Nabel ... foley editor (as Yevette Nabel)
Robert Nichols II ... sound recordist (as Robert 'Bubba' Nichols)
Timothy Pearson ... foley artist (as Tim Pearson)
Anne Pope ... assistant sound editor
Carmine Rubino ... foley mixer
Jill Schachne ... foley artist
Randy Smith ... boom operator (as Randall Smith)
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Paul J. Zydel ... ADR mixer (as Paul Zydel)
Frank Morrone ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Roland Blancaflor ... special effects technician: Cannom Creations
Fred Cramer ... special effects
Ken Estes ... special effects supervisor
Billy Myatt ... special effects (as Bill Myatt)
Steven Romeiro ... special effects (as Steven D. Romeiro)
Miles Teves ... makeup designer: Cannom Creations

Visual Effects by

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Jaison Stritch ... 3D visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Joey Box ... stunts
Jay Caputo ... stunts
Joie Chitwood Jr. ... stunts (as Joey Chitwood)
Bud Davis ... stunt coordinator
Kristi Frankenheimer ... stunts
Tony Guida ... stunts
Michael Haynes ... stunts
Brad Orrison ... stunts
Bernie Pock ... stunts
Lynn Salvatori ... stunts
Erik Stabenau ... stunts (as Eric Stabenau)
Carey Loftin ... truck stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Aldo Antonelli ... camera operator
Lee Ayrton ... pre-rig electric
Joseph E. Bates ... grip
Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Eric Boyle ... grip
David Burnett ... assistant chief lighting technician
Rick Cardillo ... grip
Alan Caso ... additional director of photography
Stephen Collins ... camera/steadicam operator
Jamie Companeschi ... camera trainee
Willie E. Dawkins ... electrician
Michael DiIeso ... rigger
Robert Draper ... director of photography: second unit
Steve Gilbert ... dolly grip
Doug Gilmore ... second unit first company grip
Jeff Graham ... first assistant camera: second unit
R. Anthony Grippo ... camera loader
Joe Hirsch ... rigging key
Dustin A. Huber ... electrician (as Dustin Huber)
John R. Kaplan ... best boy grip: re-shoot
Sarco Kirklian ... grip
Ronald Kline ... chief rigging lighting technician (as Ron Kline)
Michael M. Krevitt ... key grip
Jamie Lagerhausen ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jamie Lagerhaufen)
Al Lieberman ... rigging grip (as Alan Lieberman)
Mike Moyer ... chief lighting technician (as Michael Moyer) / gaffer
Jonathan K.E. Norton ... electrician (as Jonathan Norton)
Onofrio Nino Pansini ... first assistant photographer
Brian A. Pitts ... rigging electrician
Ron Schlaeger ... additional first assistant photographer
Jeffrey P. Soderberg ... assistant chief lighting technician
Neil Toussaint ... first assistant camera: "b" camera / second assistant photographer
Charles W. Wayt ... dolly grip (as Chuck Wayt)
Thomas D. Wazney ... second company grip (as Tom Wazney)
Gary A. Williams ... dolly grip (as Gary Williams)
Guy Holt ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Stephanie Klapper ... casting associate
Karen True ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robert Eli Bodford Jr. ... costume supervisor
Cheryl Cravedi ... costumer
Christopher J. Kristoff ... assistant costume designer (as Christopher Kristoff)
Chris Miller ... costumer
Brenda J. Morse ... alteration tailor

Location Management

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Nicholas Bernstein ... location manager
Robin Cobb ... location assistant
Isabelle Kostic Crosley ... assistant location manager / assistant location manager: east coast
Philip D. Levy ... assistant location manager
Tracy Skillin ... location assistant

Music Department

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Pete Anthony ... conductor: orchestra / orchestrator
David Bondelevitch ... music editor
Anna Bonn ... score coordinator
Robert Garrett ... music editor
Simon James ... orchestra contractor
Shari Johanson ... music editor (as Shari Schwartz)
Mark Kilian ... music editor
Jon Kull ... orchestrator (as John Kull)
Daniel Licht ... orchestrator
Northwest Sinfonia ... score performer (as The Northwest Sinfonia)
Celest Ray ... music supervisor
Rick Winquest ... scoring mixer
Jim Wright ... Dolby stereo consultant
Larry Mah ... score mixer (uncredited)
Clair Marlo ... playback singer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Wil Collins ... gypsy car coordinator (as Wil J. Collins)
Russell Davis ... picture car coordinator (as William Russell Davis)
Dave Haldeman ... gypsy car coordinator (as David Haldeman)
Robert Martini ... transportation captain
Mario Presterone ... picture car coordinator
Kevin Wilson ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Jenny Anastasoff ... stand-in
Michelle Anderson ... office production assistant
Diana Austin ... post production auditor (as Diana J. Austin)
Robert Bailey ... first carpenter
Steven Belgard ... unit publicist (as Steve Belgard)
Michael Biggie ... lead scenic painter
Roland Blancaflor ... lab technician
Mark Boley ... lab technician
Jennifer Bronwyn ... production assistant
Michael Budrewicz Jr. ... laborer (as Michael Budrewicz)
Zoltan Burany ... technical advisor (as Dr. Zoltan Barany)
Steven Caouette ... assistant to Mr. Burke
Joseph Cirillo ... security
Rick Coffee ... assistant auditor
Daryl Dejoy ... painter
Mark Dillon ... lab technician
Larry Donahue ... chef
Audrey Goetz ... lab technician (as Audry Goetz)
Myla Goldberg ... office production assistant
Michael Grant ... studio manager
Angela Hajianis ... lab technician
Mzehael J. Hall ... security
Joe Hanna ... caterer
Eric Heal ... production assistant
Elizabeth Holder ... key set production assistant
Julia Holmes ... assistant to Mr. Rubinstein
Bill Jacob ... lab technician
Michael Jones ... carpenter
Joseph Kearney ... construction coordinator
Michelle L. Keiser ... production assistant (as Shelly Keiser)
Mick Kelly ... assistant to Mr. Kesten
Bonnie Kinney ... production assistant
Louis Kiss ... production assistant
David B. Leener ... product placement manager (as David Leener)
Mark R. Lindsay ... sales representative (as Mark Lindsay)
Ralph Love ... lab technician
M.J. Magbanua ... production office coordinator (as Mari Jo Magbanua)
Theresa Marsh ... first assistant production accountant
Conor McCullagh ... lab technician
Randall Nicholas ... craft service
David North ... painter
Larry Odien ... mechanical engineer
Donald Paiton ... carpenter
Amy Pearson ... production office coordinator
Beate Petruccelli ... lab technician (as Beate Eisele)
Stephen Prouty ... mold shop supervisor (as Steve Prouty)
Ryan Read ... production assistant
Rhonda Reznick ... first assistant accountant
Christopher Rogers ... production assistant
Tricia Ronten ... script supervisor
Manya K. Rubinstein ... production assistant (as Manya Rubinstein)
Kevin Squires ... dog trainer
Jennifer Struk ... stand-in: Lucinda Jenney
Robert E. Strusz ... carpenter
Jane Tsighis ... production accountant
Todd Tucker ... lab technician
Glen Wakefield ... weapons specialist
Jan Walker ... assistant to Mr. Holland
Nicole Weaver ... assistant to Mr. Galin
David S. Hamby ... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Michael Parkhurst ... equipment supplier (uncredited) / technical advisor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Be careful what you wish for. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La peau sur les os (France)
  • Stephen Kings Thinner - Der Fluch (Germany)
  • Maleficio (Argentina)
  • L'occhio del male (Italy)
  • Falci (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $8,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,679,046, 27 Oct 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia While in production, writer-director Tom Holland was stricken with Bells-Palsy, a virus which paralyzed half of his face. The effects could have been minimized if he'd gotten a steroid immediately - but the producers insisted he kept working, so it was 36 hours before he got to a doctor. It took more than a year and a half for Holland to fully recover, the result of which was the end his Hollywood career for a decade. See more »
Goofs When Halleck hits the gypsy in the car, she hits the windscreen and leaves no blood on it, but in the next shot there is blood all over it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Magic of Special Effects Make-Up (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Fiddler's Game See more »
Quotes Tadzu Lempke: [to a pleading Billy] Justice, ain't about bringing back the dead, white man. Justice, is about justice. Your friend the policeman, your friend the judge, they make sure nothing happen to you. They keep you safe. But I make sure something happen to them. That justice, white man. Gypsy justice!
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