Thinner

Thinner

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Director: Tom Holland

Cast: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Michael Constantine

     
 

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The plot of Thinner concerns massively overweight lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke), who is receiving an oral gift from his wife (Lucinda Jenney) while driving down the street one night, when he becomes so carried away that he runs over an old Gypsy woman (Irma St. Paule), killing her. Nobody in town likes the traveling Gypsies much, so Halleck's pals --…  See more details below

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The plot of Thinner concerns massively overweight lawyer Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke), who is receiving an oral gift from his wife (Lucinda Jenney) while driving down the street one night, when he becomes so carried away that he runs over an old Gypsy woman (Irma St. Paule), killing her. Nobody in town likes the traveling Gypsies much, so Halleck's pals -- a judge and a cop -- cover up the incident. After the cover-up, the dead woman's father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), touches Halleck's face and whispers "thinner." Pretty soon, Halleck is losing weight at an incredible rate of more than 40 pounds a week. He tries everything, but learns that Lempke is the only man who can remove the curse. In the meantime, the judge dies of a mysterious skin ailment, and the cop commits suicide. When begging and pleading with Lempke doesn't work, Halleck turns to more drastic methods of persuasion.

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Release Date:
10/07/1997
UPC:
0017153629637
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Republic Pictures

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Thinner 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the movie was pretty good but the book was better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this movie knowing no more than it was a King movie. And quite frankly, that's all I needed to know!! This was an amazing movie, and I am excited about reading the book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago