Box Office: $0.6M
PRINCIPAL CASTGreg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, David Harbour, Bob Balaban, Lea Thompson, Michelle Arthur, James Detmar, Chris Carlson, Jennifer Edwards-Hughes, Alec George, Michelle Hutchison, Peter Moore, Terry Hempleman
WRITERJill Sprecher, Karen Sprecher
PRODUCERChristine K. Walker, Elizabeth Redleaf, Mary Frances Budig
Mickey Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is a small-time insurance agent looking for a way to jump-start his business, reunite with his estranged wife (Lea Thompson) 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 (Alan Arkin) 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 (Billy Crudup) with a volatile temper dramatically ups the stakes, trapping him in a madcap spiral of danger, deceit and double-crossing. Blending dark comedy and delirious Midwestern noir, THIN ICE reaches a breaking point that no one — least of all Mickey Prohaska — could ever see coming.