Thinner


1h 32m 1996

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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Camden, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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.

Crew

Michelle Anderson

Office Assistant

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Aldo Antonelli

Camera Operator

Diana Austin

Production Auditor

Zoltan Barany

Research And Content Consultant

Frank Barone

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joseph E Bates

Grip

Linda Benevente-notaro

Prosthetics

Laurence Bennett

Production Designer

Nicholas Bernstein

Location Manager

Louis Bertini

Dialogue Editor

Michael Biggie

Other

Roland Blancaflor

Film Lab

Stanley Bochner

Sound Effects Editor

Robert Eli Bodford

Costume Supervisor

Mark Boley

Film Lab

David Bondelevitch

Music Editor

Anna Bonn

Other

Joey Box

Stunts

Eric Boyle

Grip

Nina Bradford

Set Decorator

Douglas J Brown

On-Set Dresser

Jennifer Browynn

Production Assistant

Carly Brullo-niles

Assistant Property Master

Michael Budrewicz

Other

Diane Burke

On-Set Dresser

David Burnett

Chief Lighting Technician

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Shawna Callahan

Assistant Editor

Greg Cannom

Special Makeup Effects

Steven Caouette

Assistant

Jay Caputo

Stunts

Brian Carmichael

Video Playback

Alan Caso

Director Of Photography

Lou Cerborno

Assistant Editor

Tom Chilton

Foley Artist

Joey Chitwood

Stunts

Joseph Cirillo

Security

Chris Clarisse

Props Assistant

Chris Cobb

Propman

Robin Cobb

Location Assistant

Stephen Cobb

Propman

Rick Coffee

Production Auditor

Stephen Collins

Steadicam Operator

Stephen Collins

Camera Operator

Wil J Collins

Other

Dave Coronella

On-Set Dresser

Fred Cramer

Special Effects

Cheryl Cravedi

Costumes

Bud Davis

Stunt Coordinator

W Russell Davis

Other

David Dawes

Apprentice

Daryl Dejoy

Other

Pam Demetruis

Adr Editor

Mark Dillon

Film Lab

Larry Donahue

Caterer

Gerald Donlan

Dialogue Editor

Robert Draper

Director Of Photography

Michael Dunn

Craft Service

Stephen Earnhart

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Edmenson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Beate Eisele

Film Lab

Ken Estes

Special Effects Coordinator

Harriet Fidlow

Adr Editor

Leonard Finger

Casting

Thom Floutz

Art Department

Kristi Frankenheimer-davis

Stunts

Mitchell Galin

Producer

Anthony M Gargiulo

Post-Production Assistant

Robert Garrett

Music Editor

Doug Gilmore

Grip

Audry Goetz

Film Lab

Myla Goldberg

Office Assistant

Larry Goodwin

Foley Mixer

Jeff Graham

Camera Assistant

Michael G Green

Assistant Director

R Anthony Grippo

Camera

Vincent J. Guastini

Special Makeup Effects

Tony Guida

Stunts

Thomas A Gulino

Dialogue Editor

Angela Hajianis

Film Lab

David Halderman

Other

Mzehael J Hall

Security

Brenda J Hampton

Editing

Joe Hanna

Caterer

Glen Hanz

Art Department

Shannon Hart

On-Set Dresser

Motoyoshi Hata

Art Department

Michael Haynes

Stunts

Eric Heal

Production Assistant

Scott Hersh

Makeup Artist

Elizabeth Holder

Production Assistant

Monette Holderer

Foley Artist

Tom Holland

Screenplay

Julia Holmes

Assistant

Dustin Huber

Electrician

Bill Jacob

Film Lab

Simon James

Music Contractor

George Jenson

Storyboard Artist

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Music Editor

Candice Johnson

Assistant Sound Editor

Mike Jones

Carpenter

Randy Jurgensen

Associate Producer

Jim Kagel

Art Department

Pamela Nedd Kahn

Foley Artist

Joseph Kearney

Construction Coordinator

Shelly Keiser

Production Assistant

Mick Kelly

Assistant

Stephen F. Kesten

Executive Producer

Stephen F. Kesten

Unit Production Manager

Mark Kilian

Music Editor

Richard King

Sound Editor

Stephen King

Book As Source Material

Bonnie Kinney

Production Assistant

Sarco Kirklian

Grip

Louis Kiss

Production Assistant

Stephanie Klapper

Casting Associate

Warren Kleiman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Sherry Klein

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ronald Kline

Lighting Technician

William Kohout

Hair Assistant

Isabelle Kostic-crosley

Location Assistant

Michael M Krevitt

Grip

Christopher J Kristoff

Assistant Costume Designer

Jon Kull

Original Music

Bob Laden

Special Makeup Effects

Jamie Lagerhausen

Lighting

A. Welch Lambeth

Associate Producer

Marc Laub

Editor

Linda Lazar

Makeup Artist

David B Leener

Product Placement

Renate Leuschner

Hair

Hal Levinsohn

Sound Effects Editor

Philip D Levy

Assistant Location Manager

Daniel Licht

Original Music

Daniel Licht

Music

Alan Lieberman

Grip

Adam Lipsius

Sound Editor

Evan Lottman

Editing

Ralph Love

Film Lab

M. J. Magbanua

Assistant Production Coordinator

Paul Mancuso

Property Master

Michael O Martin

Post-Production Supervisor

Robert Martini

Transportation Captain

Neal Martz

Makeup Artist

Sean Mccarron

Assistant Director

Conor Mccullagh

Film Lab

Michael Mcdowell

Screenplay

Jay Meagher

Sound Mixer

Chris Miller

Costumes

Morgan Miller

On-Set Dresser

Michael W. Mitchell

Assistant Sound Editor

Michael Moyer

Lighting Technician

Bill Myatt

Special Effects

Yevette Nabel

Foley Editor

Morgan A Neville

Assistant Editor

Ha Nguyen

Costume Designer

Randall Nicholas

Craft Service

Robert Nichols

Other

Cristine Nicholson

Hair Stylist

Peggy Nicholson

Hair Stylist

David A North

Other

Jonathan Norton

Electrician

David Nougaret

Projectionist

Gardiner O'kain

On-Set Dresser

Larry Odien

Other

Brad Orrison

Stunts

Donald Paiton

Carpenter

Onofrio Pansini

Photography

Chuck Parker

Art Director

Amy Pearson

Production Coordinator

Timothy Pearson

Foley Artist

Bernie Pock

Stunts

Anne Pope

Assistant Sound Editor

Mario F Presterone

Other

Carrie Puchkoff

Post-Production Assistant

Celest Ray

Music Supervisor

Ryan Read

Production Assistant

Rhonda Reznick

Production Auditor

Todd Woody Richman

Post-Production Assistant

Chris Rogers

Production Assistant

Steven D Romeiro

Special Effects

Tricia Ronten

Script Supervisor

Lisa M Rowe

Assistant Director

Carmine Rubino

Foley Mixer

Manya Rubinstein

Production Assistant

Richard P Rubinstein

Producer

Lynn Salvatori

Stunts

Jill Schachne

Foley Artist

M J Schepers

Other

Ron Schlaeger

Photography

Steve Sheridan

Color Timer

William F Sheridan

Propman

Ian Silverstein

Assistant Editor

Tracy Skillin

Location Assistant

Randall J Smith

Boom Operator

Stuart Sperling

Assistant Editor

Kevin Squires

Animal Trainer

Eric Stabenau

Stunts

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Horror
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Camden, Maine, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video May 20, 1997

Stephen King originally published the novel under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.

Began shooting August 16, 1995.

Completed shooting November 6, 1995.

Released in United States on Video May 20, 1997

Released in United States Fall October 25, 1996