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On Thin Ice (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 3 November 2003
Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons trying to gather all the money she has to pay for her car, bills, and her son's medication, all of which she can barely afford... See full summary »

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David Attwood

Writer:

Wesley Bishop
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diane Keaton ... Patsy McCartle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Adamson
Lisa Best Lisa Best ... News Anchor
Lothaire Bluteau ... Will
Lynda Boyd ... Carrie Kilmer
Fulvio Cecere ... Leeville Cop
Terri Cherniak Terri Cherniak ... Day Care Owner
Sarah Constible ... Forensics Agent
Diana Earle Diana Earle ... FBI Receptionist
Darcy Fehr ... Spider
Bill Finck Bill Finck ... Diner Man
Ernesto Griffith Ernesto Griffith ... Security Guard
Brittany Hobson ... Girl on bus
Marina Stephenson Kerr ... Pharmacist
Brooklyn Kilfoyle Brooklyn Kilfoyle ... Child in Daycare
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Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons trying to gather all the money she has to pay for her car, bills, and her son's medication, all of which she can barely afford. Patsy then turns to dealing drugs and becomes addicted to crystal meth. Her only way of recovery rests in the hands of her children. Written by r2k443

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Through See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Once Upon a Time Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Every time you hear a train whistle through the movie, it sounds like it's from a steam engine. Steam locomotives where completely retired on class 1 railroads by 1959 thus making it impossible to hear a steam whistle blowing in 2003. See more »

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Horrible
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

On Thin Ice (2003)

1/2 (out of 4)

Made for TV flick about the true story of Patsy McCartle (Diane Keaton), a single mother who can't pay her bills so she starts selling Meth for a ruthless drug dealer (Michael Rooker). This is without question one of the worst films I've ever seen that deals with drugs, revenge or redemption. The only reason I watched this film was because I'm a big fan of Keaton and Rooker but neither are given much to do. Keaton puts out an effort but she's at least twenty years too old for this role. The screenplay just puts her in one stupid situation after another and each of these situations are so over-dramatic that I often found myself either laughing or wishing she would have an overdose. If it weren't for the talent of the two stars then I'd call this a worst film than Reefer Madness. In fact, the final ten minutes here are worst than anything in that film.


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