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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 »

Director:

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
Brooklyn Kilfoyle Brooklyn Kilfoyle ... Child in Daycare
Michael Lawrenchuk ... Wally Hall
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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:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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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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Goofs

In the opening scenes as she is driving away from her job as a cleaning lady, she is shown from the front driving the car, she isn't wearing a hat. The cut to a shot of her seen from the rear of the car and she has a hat on. They go back to a front shot and the hat is once again missing. See more »

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Keaton was magnificent in a tough role
23 September 2008 | by billhazSee all my reviews

Diane Keaton has played a few "heavy" parts in her many years on the big screen but she's mostly known for the "light and fluffy" stuff with Woody Allen, such as Annie Hall. She deserves an Oscar for best actress in a drama for this effort and it doesn't really matter what the competition was the year it was first shown. Try and find a scene in which she doesn't appear. And it was all heavy drama, exhausting in its pace and retakes, action, all at full speed. The make-up made her as young as possible and she fit the 30s age category even in close-ups, but she was playing half her age and at a very fast pace. The movie, overall was fairly well done, staged and shot well with a strong supporting cast but Keaton carried the load.


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