This diet you're on, what is it? I've tried all the others, I might

              as well try this one.


Billy Halleck is an arrogant obese upper-class lawyer who lives in suburban Connecticut. One day while driving, he accidentally runs over an old gypsy woman when his wife distracts him by giving him oral sex. The gypsy woman's father, Tadzu Lempke, who is 106 years old, curses Billy by touching him and saying, "Thinner." The curse causes Billy to lose weight rapidly, regardless of how much he eats.....

Now Billy must persuade the ancient gypsy leader to lift the curse with the help of his friend, an underworld crime boss by the name of Richie "The Hammer" Ginelli. It's a desperate race for survival; time is running out for Billy as he becomes even thinner, and draws closer to his own death.

Ultimately the Gypsy man is persuaded to alter the curse. However he explains that he cannot remove it but only transfer it, and does so to a pie. Wanting revenge on his wife for supposedly cheating on him (although he has no proof of this, and in fact has become paranoid and psychotic by this time) and "distracting" him (by performing fellatio on him) when he hit the old woman with his car in the first place, Billy leaves the pie out for her to eat.......

















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Directed by Tom Holland
Produced by Mitchell Galin
Richard P. Rubinstein
Written by Stephen King  Michael McDowell Tom Holland
Starring Robert John Burke
Joe Mantegna
Lucinda Jenney
Bethany Joy Lenz
Michael Constantine
Kari Wuhrer
Music by Daniel Licht
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 1996
Running time 92 mins.
Language English
Budget $15,171,475





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