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Thinner (1996)

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Robert John Burke Robert John Burke
Billy Halleck
Lucinda Jenney Lucinda Jenney
Heidi Halleck
Bethany Joy Galeotti Bethany Joy Galeotti
Linda Halleck
Time Winters Time Winters
Howard Erskine Howard Erskine
Judge Phillips
Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna
Richie Ginelli
Terrence Garmey Terrence Garmey
Randy Jurgensen Randy Jurgensen
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Stephen King Stephen King
Michael McDowell Michael McDowell
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10 years, 3 months ago at Sep 6 7:20
Great lessons in this movie. Just goes to show that there are consequences to every action, lying to save your own arse doesn't get you anywhere in the end and revenge is never, ever sweet. Plus gluttony isn't exactly a good idea either. Unfortunately I've never read the book on this one so I can't say if the movie has done it justice but then they rarely do. The acting could've been a bit better ... read more

Let The Curse Fit The Crime.

9 years ago at Nov 24 20:46
Another great take on a Stephen king novel! this one directed by Tom Holland, about a rather large, careless man who accidently kills a gypsy with his car due to not paying attention/recieving road head. Placed on him is a curse which makes him thinner, and thinner.. and you get the idea. Before long, Billy Halleck realizes he is not sticking to his diet, yet he is still losing a remarkable amount... read more


7 years, 4 months ago at Aug 12 8:59
best stephen king film - good story and wow the effects are excellent. How an earth did they get the larger guy so damn thin? great watch.
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Release date: 25 October 1996
UPC: 017153114195
Tags: Horror (13), Based On Novel (5), 1996 (5), Stephen King (5), Revenge (5), Thriller (5), 1990s (4), Pie (3), Gypsy (3), Curse (3), Obesity (3), Fair (2), Mafia (2), Sex In Car (2), Weight Loss (2), Carousel (2), Product Placement (2), Acid (2), Oral Sex (2), Fat Suit (2)
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"Director: Tom Holland Starring: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney"

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" Directed by: Tom Holland Produced by: Mitchell Galin, Andrew Golov, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Stephen F. Kesten Written by: Michael McDowell and Tom Holland Based on the novel by: Richard Bachman and Stephen King Cinematography: Kees Van Oostrum Edited by: Janice Hampton Music by: Daniel Licht Distributed by: Paramount Pictures"

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" A fun good idea where a fat man can't seem to stop dropping his weight all of a sudden due to a gypsy curse. and there is some good fat-suits and make-up in this film, but there isn't possible to go very far with the idea and it all becomes pretty boring after a while and it feels dragged out for too long and has a feel of an over-extended "Tales from the Crypt" episode. The final twist is also predictable as soon as a possible way out is introduced. The film consist also mostly of unlikable ch"

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"Things come with a cost. Go ahead, eat like there's no tomorrow. Because, there may not be a tomorrow. Especially, if you get cursed with rapid weight loss. Let the punishment, fit the crime. The overweight lawyer in this film, found that out the hard way. Literally."

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" PUBLISHED WORK: ThinnerPUBLISHED FORMAT: NovelORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: 1984COMMENTS: Published under his pseudonym, Richard Bachman"

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