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Thinner (1996)
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Thinner (1996) When a gypsy caravan arrives in Fairview, the conservative judge Phillips forces the gypsies to leave town. Meanwhile the gluttony lawyer Billy Halleck, who has difficulties to reduce his weight, successfully defends the mobster Ritchie Ginelli in court. During the night, he celebrates with his partner and wives at a dinner party. While driving back home, his wife Heidi pleasures Billy during which he accidentally runs over the old gypsy Suzanne Lempke, the daughter of the patriarch Tadzu Lempke. During the trial, Billy omits the reason of the accident; the chief of police Duncan Hopley perjuries; and the bigoted judge declares Billy not-guilty. The next day, Billy, Duncan and Phillips are cursed by Tadzu, who puts a hex on each one of them. Billy gets thinner and thinner and while seeking out Tadzu to ask him to remove the spell, he suspects that his wife is having an affair with his doctor and friend Mike Houston. Billy feels that his life is running out and asks for help to Ritchie to convince Tadzu using his method to call off the jinx.

Movie Tagline:
Let The Curse Fit The Crime.

Title: Thinner
Release Date: October 25, 1996
Runtime: 92 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T

MPAA Rating: R

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for horror violence and gore, language and sexuality.

Tom Holland

Robert John Burke ...Billy Halleck
Joe Mantegna ...Richie Ginelli
Lucinda Jenney ...Heidi Halleck
Michael Constantine ...Tadzu Lempke
Kari Wuhrer ...Gina Lempke
Bethany Joy Galeotti ...Linda Halleck (as Joie Lenz)
Time Winters ...Prosecutor
Howard Erskine ...Judge Phillips
Terrence Garmey ...Bailiff
Randy Jurgensen ...Court Clerk
Jeff Ware ...Max Duggenfield
Antonette Schwartzberg ...Mama Ginelli
Terence Kava ...Gabe Lempke (as Terrence Kava)
Adriana Delphine ...Gypsy Woman
Ruth Miller ...Billy's Secretary
Walter Bobbie ...Kirk Penschley
John Horton ...Judge Cary Rossington
Daniel von Bargen ...Chief Duncan Hopley
Irma St. Paule ...Suzanne Lempke
Stephen King ...Dr. Bangor
Sam Freed ...Dr. Mike Houston
Elizabeth Franz ...Leda Rossington
Patrick Farrelly ...Henry Halliwell
Bridget Marks ...Ginelli Bar Girl
Mitchell Greenberg ...Diet Clinic Doctor
Angela Pietropinto ...Clinic Doctor
Michael Kevin Walker ...Clinic Waiter (as Michael Walker)
Ed Wheeler ...Detective Deevers
Peter Maloney ...Biff Quigley
Robert Fitch ...Flash Enders (as Robert Fitch Sr.)

» [more cast members]

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

Stephen King
Michael McDowell
Tom Holland

Daniel Licht

More Movie Taglines:
  • Let The Curse Fit The Crime.
  • More terror. Less filling.
Movie Quote(s):
  • Billy Halleck: What are you trying to do to me? Heidi Halleck: What you wanted me to do in the back seat of your daddy's car. Prove my love to you.
  • Henry Halliwell: This diet you're on, what is it? I've tried all the others, I might as well try this one. Billy Halleck: I don't think you'd like it Henry. In fact, I don't think you'd like it at all.
  • Richie Ginelli: He was a mook, but he was my mook!
Movie Trivia:
  • Cameo: [Stephen King] the author appears as Dr. Bangor. (Bangor, Maine is where King lives.)
  • Director Tom Holland wasn't happy with the ending; the producers changed the original one because every test audience hated it.
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