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Thinner Details

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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 ([[Performer~P14610~Michael Constantine~michaelconstantine]]), 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. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast

Robert John Burke
as Billy Halleck
Joe Mantegna
as Richie Ginelli
Michael Constantine
Lucinda Jenney
as Heidi Halleck
Kari Wuhrer
as Gina Lempke
Elizabeth Franz
as Leda Rossington
Daniel Von Bargen
as Chief Duncan Hopley
Sam Freed
as Dr. Mike Houston
Jeff Ware
as Max Duggenfield
Stephen King
as Dr. Bangor

Crew

Tom Holland
Director
Mitchell Galin
Producer
Richard P. Rubinstein
Producer
Stephen F. Kesten
Producer
Stephen King
Book Author
Tom Holland
Screenwriter
Michael McDowell
Screenwriter
Daniel Licht
Songwriter
Laurence Bennett
Production Designer
Chuck Parker
Art Director
Ha Nguyen
Costume Designer
Jay Meagher
Sound/Sound Designer
Kees Van Oostrum
Camera Operator
Leonard Finger
Casting
Greg Cannom
Makeup Special Effects
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