Thin Ice

Thin Ice

Director: Jill Sprecher

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup

     
 

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A salesman in a slump turns to a life of crime in this comedy-drama from filmmaker Jill Sprecher. Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is an insurance salesman living and working in rural Wisconsin. Mickey likes to believe that he's a talented salesman who can talk anyone in to buying a policy, but the truth isSee more details below

Overview

A salesman in a slump turns to a life of crime in this comedy-drama from filmmaker Jill Sprecher. Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is an insurance salesman living and working in rural Wisconsin. Mickey likes to believe that he's a talented salesman who can talk anyone in to buying a policy, but the truth is his career has hit the skids, he's struggling to make ends meet, and his divorce from his wife Jo Ann (Lea Thompson) has shaken his confidence. Mickey and his new partner Bob Egan (David Harbour) are able to sell a policy to elderly farmer Gorvy Hauer (Alan Arkin), though Gorvy seems more interested in having someone come by and fix his television than discussing his financial future. One day, Mickey is paying Gorvy a visit when he makes a remarkable discovery -- the old violin in his living room is a vintage one worth $30,000. Seeing an easy payday, Mickey begins hatching a scheme to get the instrument away from Gorvy and into the hands of a violin dealer, but his plan gets more complicated at every turn and eventually goes from difficult to dangerous. Also starring Bob Balaban and Billy Crudup, The Convincer (aka Thin Ice) was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
UPC:
0024543812234
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
50,972

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Greg Kinnear Mickey Prohaska
Alan Arkin Gorvy Hauer
Billy Crudup Randy
Bob Balaban Leonard Dahl
Lea Thompson Jo Ann Prohaska
David Harbour Bob Egan
Michelle Arthur Karla Gruenke
John Paul Gamoke Man at Coffee Shop
Jennifer Edwards Sherri
Scott Crouch Casino Emcee
Peter Moore Phil Peters
Michelle Hutchison Judy Vandenhoevel
Jim Detmar Glen Vandenhoevel
Michael Paul Levin Chuck Stankel
Kathryn Lawrey Hotel Clerk
Joe Minjares Hotel Manager
Peter Thoemke Frank Richie
Alan Johnson Bill Morton
Alec George Shane
Tony Papenfuss Buckhorn Bartender
Sue Scott Bank Teller
Terry Hempleman Dick Zimmer
Chris Carlson Don Schmidt
John Elsen Patrol Cop
Gary Groomes Traveler
Isabell Monk O'Connor Samaritan
Mike Hagerty Jerry
Wayne Morton The Real Gorvy
Peggy O'Connell The Real Gorvy's Wife
Johnny Hagen Buckhorn Bar Patron
Gibson Pete the Dog
Didja Pete the Dog

Technical Credits
Jill Sprecher Director,Screenwriter
Alan Arkin Executive Producer
Doug Bernheim Musical Direction/Supervision
Lynn Blumenthal Casting
Mary Francis Budig Producer
Jeff Danna Score Composer
Tere Duncan Costumes/Costume Designer
Kelly Rae Hemenway Art Director
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Lee Percy Editor
Andrew Peterson Score Composer,Co-producer
Dick Pope Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Elizabeth Redleaf Producer
Jeff Schoen Production Designer
John L. Sims Sound Mixer
Curtis Smith Asst. Director
Karen Sprecher Screenwriter
Mark Steele Co-producer
Christine Walker Producer

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Scene Index

Theatrical version and Director's cut; Behind the scenes of Thin Ice; Sundance premiere featurette; Deleted scenes

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