Thin Ice

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 ...
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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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the scenes of Thin Ice; Sundance premiere featurette; Deleted scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • UPC: 024543812197
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

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 Jr. Sound Mixer
Curtis Smith Asst. Director
Karen Sprecher Screenwriter
Mark Steele Co-producer
Christine Walker Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thin Ice
1. Chapter 1 [4:14]
2. Chapter 2 [4:33]
3. Chapter 3 [3:01]
4. Chapter 4 [3:30]
5. Chapter 5 [6:39]
6. Chapter 6 [3:13]
7. Chapter 7 [3:30]
8. Chapter 8 [5:37]
9. Chapter 9 [5:07]
10. Chapter 10 [4:03]
11. Chapter 11 [3:12]
12. Chapter 12 [3:03]
13. Chapter 13 [4:10]
14. Chapter 14 [4:07]
15. Chapter 15 [4:50]
16. Chapter 16 [3:03]
17. Chapter 17 [3:18]
18. Chapter 18 [4:55]
19. Chapter 19 [3:53]
20. Chapter 20 [3:41]
21. Chapter 21 [3:47]
22. Chapter 22 [2:16]
23. Chapter 23 [1:46]
24. Chapter 24 [3:25]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Thin Ice
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
         Español
         Subtitles: Off
      Resume Film
   Scenes
   Extras
      Behind the Scens of Thin Ice
      Sundance Premiere Featurette
      Deleted Scenes
      Resume Film
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