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*** It could be seen that he helped both the Judge and Halleck ''save face'', but could not save his own face.

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*** It could be seen that he helped both the Judge and Halleck ''save face'', but could not save his own face.face, as well as his "rotten" nature.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed. Billy Halleck is still a mob lawyer and corrupt slimeball in the film who uses his connections to get away with manslaughter, but his wife's marital infidelity is original to the film. [[spoiler:He kills her with the cursed pie in the book as well, but because he simply hated her, not out of revenge for any betrayal.]]

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** The film also makes it more explicit that [[spoiler: his daughter ate a piece of pie nd was presumably infected with the curse to if it didn't stop with one victim]]. while in the book he only suspects it, albeit with good reason, after seeing two plates in the sink.


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* TheGhost: Billy employs private detectives to track down the gypsy camp, and later those same detectives are looking for Billy for his wife, but none of them ever appear in person, we just see their reports and have Billy consider ways to evade them in his head.


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* RedShirt: Richie's employee Frank, who is killed quickly without doing anything of importance or real interest.


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* SpoiledSweet: Linda is doted on by her father, and is one of the novels most sympathetic characters.


-->'''Tadzu Lemke:''' Then your friend comes. He poisons dogs, shoots guns in the night, uses his hands on a woman, threatens to throw acid in the faces of children. Take it off he says-take it off and take it off and take it off. And finally I say okay as long as he gets out of here! Not from what he did, but from what he will do-he is crazy, this friend of yours, and he will never stop. Even my 'Gelina says she sees from his eyes he will never stop. "But we will never stop either," she says, and I say, "Yes we will. Yes we will stop. Because if we don't, we are crazy like the town man's friend."

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-->'''Tadzu -->'''Taduz Lemke:''' Then your friend comes. He poisons dogs, shoots guns in the night, uses his hands on a woman, threatens to throw acid in the faces of children. Take it off he says-take it off and take it off and take it off. And finally I say okay as long as he gets out of here! Not from what he did, but from what he will do-he is crazy, this friend of yours, and he will never stop. Even my 'Gelina says she sees from his eyes he will never stop. "But we will never stop either," she says, and I say, "Yes we will. Yes we will stop. Because if we don't, we are crazy like the town man's friend."

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: After having his clan be terrorized by Ginelli, the old gypsy decides to relent because of this:
-->'''Tadzu Lemke:''' Then your friend comes. He poisons dogs, shoots guns in the night, uses his hands on a woman, threatens to throw acid in the faces of children. Take it off he says-take it off and take it off and take it off. And finally I say okay as long as he gets out of here! Not from what he did, but from what he will do-he is crazy, this friend of yours, and he will never stop. Even my 'Gelina says she sees from his eyes he will never stop. "But we will never stop either," she says, and I say, "Yes we will. Yes we will stop. Because if we don't, we are crazy like the town man's friend."


* {{Narm}}: Discussed trope. In one scene, Billy uses packing tape to secure a man to a tree. The narration acknowledges that taping someone to a tree sounds dumb, but goes on to point out how ''strong'' packing tape actually is, and how close to impossible escaping from those bindings would actually be.

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* {{Narm}}: Discussed trope. In one scene, Billy Ginelli uses packing tape to secure a man to a tree. The narration acknowledges that taping someone to a tree sounds dumb, but goes on to point out how ''strong'' packing tape actually is, and how close to impossible escaping from those bindings would actually be.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: There is a [[https://www.healthline.com/health/ichthyosis-vulgaris medical condition]] in which skin becomes actual scales. One [[https://abcnews.go.com/Health/memphis-woman-world-fingernails-growing-hair/story?id=16974423 case]] had a woman's hair becoming fingernails.

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* MagicalRomani: ''Thinner'' is about an ancient Gypsy man who casts the book's titular GypsyCurse, as well as several others.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Downplayed. Billy Halleck is still a mob lawyer and corrupt slimeball in the film who uses his connections to get away with manslaughter, but his wife's marital infidelity is original to the film. [[spoiler:He kills her with the cursed pie in the book as well, but because he simply hated her, not out of revenge for any betrayal.]]

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* BratsWithSlingshots: Gina Lempke, great-granddaugther of Tadzu Lempke, is highly skilled with a slingshot, and even performs with it for money. She uses it to shoot a ball bearing through Billy's hand when he comes to the Gypsy camp to demand the curse is taken off, and it's strongly implied she killed Frank Spurton, the man Richie hired to spy on the Gypsies, with it.


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* MoralityChain: Billy surprisingly acts one towards Richard Ginelli, asking the latter not to hurt anyone as he sets out to scare the Gypsies into lifting the curse.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by Richie Ginelli. After Billy's disastrous first encounter with the Gypsies, Richie surveys his emaciated friend and immediately concludes that he's been cursed. The mobster says that while he may be an atheist, he's also willing to face facts:
--> '''Ginelli''': Some guys don't believe what they're seeing, especially if it gets in the way of what they want to eat, drink, and believe. [...] The definition of an asshole is a guy who doesn't believe what he's seeing.


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In both the book and the film, [[VillainProtagonist Billy Halleck]] manages to get the GypsyCurse on himself lifted by forcing the sorcerer to place it inside a pie. [[spoiler:Billy feeds it to his wife (whom he hates), before his daughter (whom he dotes on) eats a piece of it by mistake. Wracked with guilt, [[DrivenToSuicide Billy then eats the pie himself]]. The movie added a subplot of a man that Billy suspects his wife is cheating on him with, who rings the door right at that moment. [[KillEmAll Billy invites him in so he can have a slice of pie as well]].]]

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In both the book and the film, [[VillainProtagonist Billy Halleck]] manages to get gets the GypsyCurse on himself lifted by forcing the sorcerer to place it inside a pie. [[spoiler:Billy feeds it to his wife (whom he hates), before his daughter (whom he dotes on) eats a piece of it by mistake. Wracked with guilt, [[DrivenToSuicide Billy then eats the pie himself]]. The movie added a subplot of a man that Billy suspects his wife is cheating on him sleeping with, who rings the door right at that moment. [[KillEmAll Billy invites him in so he can have a slice of pie as well]].]]


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In both the book and film versions [[VillainProtagonist Billy Halleck]] manages to get the GypsyCurse on himself lifted by forcing the sorcerer to place it inside a pie. [[spoiler:Billy feeds it to his wife (whom he hates), before his daughter (whom he dotes on) eats a piece of it by mistake. Wracked with guilt, [[DrivenToSuicide Billy then eats the pie himself]]. The movie added a subplot of a man that Billy suspects his wife is cheating on him with, who rings the door right at that moment. [[KillEmAll Billy invites him in so he can have a slice of pie as well]].]]

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In both the book and film versions the film, [[VillainProtagonist Billy Halleck]] manages to get the GypsyCurse on himself lifted by forcing the sorcerer to place it inside a pie. [[spoiler:Billy feeds it to his wife (whom he hates), before his daughter (whom he dotes on) eats a piece of it by mistake. Wracked with guilt, [[DrivenToSuicide Billy then eats the pie himself]]. The movie added a subplot of a man that Billy suspects his wife is cheating on him with, who rings the door right at that moment. [[KillEmAll Billy invites him in so he can have a slice of pie as well]].]]


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