Thin Ice

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 230390967
UPC 024543812197
UPC 14 00024543812197
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Antique Dealers/Shops
Black Comedy
Scams And Cons
Editors Note
Note A salesman in a slump turns to a life of crime in this comedy-drama from filmmaker Jill Sprecher. Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is an insurance salesman living and working in rural Wisconsin. Mickey likes to believe that he's a talented salesman who can talk anyone in to buying a policy, but the truth is his career has hit the skids, he's struggling to make ends meet, and his divorce from his wife Jo Ann (Lea Thompson) has shaken his confidence. Mickey and his new partner Bob Egan (David Harbour) are able to sell a policy to elderly farmer Gorvy Hauer (Alan Arkin), though Gorvy seems more interested in having someone come by and fix his television than discussing his financial future. One day, Mickey is paying Gorvy a visit when he makes a remarkable discovery -- the old violin in his living room is a vintage one worth $30,000. Seeing an easy payday, Mickey begins hatching a scheme to get the instrument away from Gorvy and into the hands of a violin dealer, but his plan gets more complicated at every turn and eventually goes from difficult to dangerous. Also starring Bob Balaban and Billy Crudup, THE CONVINCER (aka THIN ICE) was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "[T]here is some sinister fun to be had in watching Kinnear skating toward disaster on ice that is very thin indeed." 02/17/2012
Entertainment Weekly "This divertingly scuzzy little Midwest noir is in the genre of FARGO and A SIMPLE PLAN....Jill Sprecher's film enjoyably fuses cleverness and sheer desperation." -- Grade: B 02/24/2012
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The acting helps to float the movie. These actors are quirky in complementary ways..." 02/22/2012
Actors
Lea Thompson
Alan Arkin
Bob Balaban
Michelle Arthur
Cast & Crew
Lea Thompson - Star
Alan Arkin - Star
Bob Balaban - Star
Michelle Arthur - Star
Greg Kinnear - Star
Billy Crudup - Star
David Harbour - Star
Wayne Morton - Co-Star
John Elsen - Co-Star
Chris Carlson - Co-Star
Alec George - Co-Star
Jim Detmar - Co-Star
Isabell O'Connor - Co-Star
Scott Crouch - Co-Star
Michelle Hutchison - Co-Star
Michael Paul Levin - Co-Star
Kathryn Lawrey - Co-Star
Sue Scott - Co-Star
Terry Hempleman - Co-Star
Peggy O'Connell - Co-Star
Didja - Co-Star
Gibson - Co-Star
Alan Johnson - Co-Star
Mike Hagerty - Co-Star
Johnny Hagen - Co-Star
Jeff Danna - Composer
Dick Pope - Director of Photography
Dick Pope - Camera Operator
Andrew Peterson - Composer
Jill Sprecher - Screenwriter
Karen Sprecher - Screenwriter
Angie Rubin - Music Editor
Lora Hirschberg - Sound Re-Recording
Paul Hsu - Sound Re-Recording
Doug Bernheim - Music Director
Curtis Smith - Assistant Director
Jill Broadfoot - Set Decorator
Wilson Webb - Photography
Peter Moore - Stunt Coordinator
Maureen Landa McGavin - Makeup Designer
Carrie Messina - Hairstylist
Jennifer Edwards - Co-Star
John Paul Gamoke - Co-Star
Gary Groomes - Co-Star
Joe Minjares - Co-Star
Peter Moore - Co-Star
Tony Papenfuss - Co-Star
Peter Thoemke - Co-Star
Jill Sprecher - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00024543812197
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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