ThinnerOctober 25, 1996
A lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight…and lose weight…and lose weight…
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 5.3/10 (10,188 voted)
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney
A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.
Writers: Stephen King, Michael McDowell
Robert John Burke
Bethany Joy Galeotti
(as Joie Lenz)
(as Terrence Kava)
Let The Curse Fit The Crime.
Release Date: 25 October 1996
Filming Locations: Appleton, Maine, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,679,046
(27 October 1996)
(9 February 1997)
Did You Know?
the author appears as Dr. Bangor (Bangor, Maine, is where King lives).
The position of the Gypsy after she is hit by the car.
Chief Duncan Hopley:
[about Lempke's daughter]
Oh, what the hell. Old lady was jaywalking!
An Adequate Adaptation…
…for a King work: they've always had a mixed track record.
this one is a tribute to the F/X wizardry as Robert John Burke goes through
multiple transformations. That in itself is pretty horrifying. Most of
the King subtleties have been sucked out of it, but what's new? It's
basically a decent supernatural thriller. There is a slow, relentless
horror to the whole thing, which doesn't rely on huge "jump out of the
closet" shocks (although there are a few of those). Basically a horror
movie for adults.