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Thin Ice (2011)

The Convincer (original title)
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.

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Jill Sprecher

Writers:

Jill Sprecher (as Jill A. Sprecher), Karen Sprecher (as Karen L. Sprecher)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Kinnear ... Mickey Prohaska
John Paul Gamoke ... Man at Coffee Shop
David Harbour ... Bob Egan
Jennifer Edwards-Hughes Jennifer Edwards-Hughes ... Sherri (as Jennifer M. Edwards)
Scott Crouch ... Casino Emcee
Peter Moore ... Phil Peters
Michelle Hutchison ... Judy Vandenhoevel
James Michael Detmar ... Glen Vandenhoevel (as James Detmar)
Michael Paul Levin ... Chuck Stankel
Kathryn Lawrey Kathryn Lawrey ... Hotel Clerk
Joe Minjares Joe Minjares ... Hotel Manager
Michelle Arthur ... Karla Gruenke
Peter Thoemke ... Frank Richie
Alan Arkin ... Gorvy Hauer
Lea Thompson ... Jo Ann Prohaska
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer.

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Taglines:

Greetings from Kenosha, WI! Where ordinary folks can make a killing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and brief violent and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Convincer See more »

Filming Locations:

Stillwater, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$183,527, 19 February 2012

Gross USA:

$790,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$790,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The violin shop featured in the film, Dahl Violins, is an actual violin shop in downtown Minneapolis. In the film, the shop is supposed to be located in Chicago. However, when Mickey and Randy break into the shop at night, the skyline which is prominently featured in the scene's initial shot is obviously Minneapolis, not Chicago. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film premiered out of competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival under its original title "The Convincer"; that version was edited by Stephen Mirrione and featured an original score by Alex Wurman and Bela Fleck. It was subsequently reedited by Lee Percy and re-scored by Jeff Danna. The new version has been retitled Thin Ice (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Andre Whiteman and Ross Whiteman
Performed by 'Jab Jab'
Published by Astonishing Music (BMI) / Fanciful Music Publishing (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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"Fargo" it's not .........
19 January 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Set in the snowy Midwest like "Fargo", "Thin Ice" seems like "Fargo" light. The convoluted story-line piles on problem after problem for our somewhat sympathetic main character, played by Greg Kinnear. Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup are also involved in this "insurance caper". My main objection to the film is that upon reflection, or perhaps a second viewing, things just don't seem totally "Kosher". I can't put my finger on it, but sometimes believability is stretched like a violin string, if you can excuse the pun. The movie is entertaining, and certainly the script is clever, perhaps just a bit too clever to be believed. Recommended for fans of "Fargo", "A Simple Plan", and others of the type. - MERK


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