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Genre Drama
Running Time 94 min
Release Date Feb 17, 2012
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Thin Ice

Mickey Prohaska is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife and escape the frigid Wisconsin weather. This self-proclaimed master of spin believes that salesmanship is about selling a story - all he needs is a sucker willing to buy it. He hits pay dirt with a lonely retired farmer who is sitting on something much bigger than an insurance commission. But Mickey's attempt to con the old man spins out of control when a nosy, unstable locksmith… Show more

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April 6, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Sometimes a movie won’t pull itself together no matter what you do. “Thin Ice,” a fitfully amusing comedy of Middle American bad manners, initially surfaced at Sundance 2011 as “The Convincers,” after which the distributor took the film away from director Jill Sprecher for substantial re-edits and a new musical score. I feel for Sprecher, but having seen both versions, I’m hard-pressed to tell you what the difference is. Either way, the movie never fully clicks.

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