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Thinner(1996)

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Tom Holland Director
Robert John Burke Billy Halleck
Joe Mantegna Richie Ginelli
Lucinda Jenney Heidi Halleck
Michael Constantine Tadzu Lempke
Joy Lenz Linda Halleck
Time Winters Prosecutor
Howard Erskine Judge Phillips
Randy Jurgensen Court Clerk
Jeff Ware Max Duggenfield
Terrence Kava Gabe Lempke
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MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1996 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Coast To Coast Catering, Inc. .....Production Company, Navesync Inc .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, The Effects House .....Production Company, Stargate Studios .....Production Company, Todd-Ao .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Big Time Picture Company Inc .....Production Company, Sony Pictures Scoring Stage .....Production Company, Technicolor .....Production Company, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group .....Production Company, Eastman Kodak .....Production Company, Sam Film .....Theatrical Distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures International .....Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, .....Foreign Distribution Sales, Artisan Home Entertainment .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)
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