Stephen King's Thinner

Stephen King's Thinner

Tom Holland (1996)

88min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Tom Holland's totally banal and pedestrian horror movie is the "thinner" end of the wedge as far as awful adaptations of King's books go. Robert John Burke is the grossly overweight lawyer cursed by the King of the Gypsies to fade away to nothing after killing a Romany in a hit-and-run car accident. Nothing convinces in this latex-heavy bust where the nightmare twists cause more yawns than terror. "The Night of the Living Strawberry Pie" conclusion has to be seen to be believed! Joe Mantegna adds acting weight to the scrawny scares, but he's too little, far too late.

Summary

An arrogant overweight lawyer runs over an old gypsy woman, but her father takes supernatural revenge with a curse that causes him to continually lose weight. The attorney resorts to desperate measures to break the enchantment and prevent himself wasting away altogether. Horror based on Stephen King's novel, with Robert John Burke and Joe Mantegna.

Cast & Crew

Billy Halleck Robert John Burke
Richie Ginelli Joe Mantegna
Heidi Halleck Lucinda Jenney
Tadzu Lempke Michael Constantine
Gina Lempke Kari Wuhrer
Linda Halleck Joie Lenz
Judge Phillips Howard Erskine
Max Duggenfield Jeff Ware
Director Tom Holland
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video
Drama