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Thinner

In Theatre : October 25, 1996
Director(s): Tom Holland

A prominent member of local society, Billy Halleck is self-conscious about his waistline, but his extra pounds don't slow him down in the courtroom, where his latest triumph is to win the acquittal--and gratitude--of Mafioso Richie Ginelli.

His weakness for food, however, inspires a terrible curse that is placed on him after he negligently, though accidentally, runs down an old Gypsy woman and conspires with influential friends to sidestep responsibility for the deed. Billy may have evaded punishment in the courts, but he can't escape justice at the hands of the victim's ancient father, Tadzu Lempke, who lays a Gypsy curse on him that shrivels not only his body but his heart as well.

As Billy begins to waste away, he pleads with Ginelli to help him force Lempke to life the curse. The gangster's brutal way of dealing with Lempke and his fellow Gypsies, however, pushes the increasingly emaciated Billy farther down the path of spiritual decay. 

Setting his sights on weight-obsessed America, the ever-prolific King penned this chiller about an obese attorney who hits and kills a Gypsy woman with his car. Cleared of any wrongdoing, he is cursed by the woman's father and begins dropping pounds...and dropping...and dropping, until he must gorge himself to stay alive. Robert John Burke, Michael Constantine, Joe Mantegna, Kari Wuhrer and Joie Lenz star. 92 min.

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Thinner (1996) Review by Decisi8ns

The gypsies call me “White man from town…that writes reviews”.  Just kidding.  I don’t want a gypsy curse on me, since they don’t fool around. When it comes to Stephen King novels tha...
Thinner Review by deathgate666

A fat lawyer, Billy Halleck accidentally kills the daughter of a leader of a group of gypsies, and the gypsy, Tadzu Lempke, places a curse on him to make him get thinner...and thinner...and thinner, until nothing is left...
Thinner (1996) Review by BlackTequilaKiss

Let me say straight away I was surprised. Surprised and pleased enough as this was a lot more than I was hoping for. I have a love hate relationship with Stephen King, yes I love a lot of the movie adaptations but I have...
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