On Thin Ice (2003)

On Thin Ice (2003)





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Diane Keaton could not be further removed from Annie Hall if she'd taken a rocket to Mars in this gut-wrenching made-for-cable drama. Keaton is cast as widowed mother Patsy McCartle, who finds herself totally unable to support her two sons--the youngest of whom desperately needs medication for his asthsma--when she loses her waitress job. In a highly vulnerable state, Patsy succumbs to an offer made by a shady character named Roger Hopkins (Michael Rooker) and begins dealing crystal methamphetamine. At first the job seems easy, but the more she deals, the deeper she becomes involved in a deadly drug cartel--and worse, she becomes a meth addict herself. It is up to her sons to come to Patsy's rescue, if her criminal cohorts don't get to her first. At the time this film was made, the woman on whom the main character is based was in the Witness Protection Program. Executive-produced by star Keaton, On Thin Ice debuted November 3, 2003 on the Lifetime channel.
Drama , Television
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Diane Keaton
as Patsy McCartle
Lothaire Bluteau
as Will Samuels
Michael Rooker
as Roger Hopkins
Lynda Boyd
as Carey Kilmer
Darcy Fehr
as Spider
Blu Mankuma
as Police Chief Gavin
Ty Wood
as Nate Kilmer
Frank Adamson
as Agent Moran
Michael Seater
as Jason McCartle
Colin Roberts
as Kevin McCartle
Linda Boyd
as Carrie Kilmer
Ron Small
as Old Man Floyd
Michael Lawrenchuk
as Wally Hall
Derek White
as Patrick
Tyson Wood
as Nate
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Why Dianne Keaton thinks for a minute that she can portray a starving mom with two kids. It's just so disingenuous, so startling, so not credible. As this women does is darts around with designer clothes and driving her old, broken down station wagon, I think.... what the hell is this woman doing? I tried to keep my interest in this one going, but I just gave up on it 30 minutes into the film. Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons tring 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. Director: David Attwood Writer: Wesley Bishop Stars:Diane Keaton, Frank Adamson and Lisa Best

monsieur rick
monsieur rick

I got to see the movie " On Thin Ice" on the television in Cincinnati on Lifetime.. I must say the movie was really well done, and really sent a chill down my spine.. the basic story makes me ponder what makes certain addicts decide to move on where as others still remain addicted... however, I felt that Diane Keaton was at her best... the scene where she has cravings, and begins rummaging her home for cocaine... was the best... the two boys are good, and Lynda Boyd also showed what a good actress she is....The script is well done as is the cinematography and direction.. and casting A must must watch movie..... for everyone

Brandan W
Brandan W

This was an excellent movie. Knowing me would let one know just how much this movie touched home. Sober 19 years today 6/19/91! Yahoo AA This movie pretty much shows it like it is - idefinitely lets one know what life being poor and addicted with children is like. A Must See!!

Julia Mauk
Julia Mauk

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