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The Thinning (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | 12 October 2016 (USA)
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"The Thinning" takes place in a future plagued by overcrowding where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Paul ... Blake Redding
Peyton List ... Laina Michaels
Lia Marie Johnson ... Ellie Harper
Calum Worthy ... Kellan Woods
Ryan Whitney Newman ... Sarah Foster (as Ryan Newman)
Michael Traynor ... Mason King
Stacey Dash ... Kendra Birch
Matthew Glave ... Gov. Dean Redding
Robert Gant ... Vince Davi
Kiersten Warren ... Barbara Michaels
Jana Winternitz ... Ms. Cole
Patrick O'Sullivan ... Mr. Glass
Amy Paffrath ... Wendy Banks
Jeff Corbett ... Victor Woods
Laura Harring ... Georgina Preston
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"The Thinning" takes place in a future plagued by overcrowding where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down. Written by Legendary Digital Media

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Only the smartest will survive.


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12 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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This movie also contains Lia Marie Johnson, who was once before with another vine star in a movie called Expelled, featuring Cameron Dallas. Logan Paul is also a vine star along with his brother Jake Paul. See more »

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When the pupils are about to be killed they remove all of their clothing. It shows the girls bare shoulders, so bra's have also been removed. After Blake and Liana are in the pool and they are about to change clothes Liana has a bra on. See more »

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Followed by The Thinning: New World Order (2018) See more »

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The SAT on Steroids- The Thinning
18 January 2019 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

I understand there is a sequel made for this film; I do not know how wise that is because there will not be the same suspense element that this one had. This film is both tragic and scary. It is tragic because there is a chance that part of the strategy of this film may be initiated by the government at some point in the future. We already have tremendous pressure on our young adults with standardized testing like the SAT, GMAT and several other thinning devices. It is not hard to imagine more stringent ones down the line. However, when it comes to population control; it probably would not start with high school students; it would start with prisons. All the prisons in a country could easily be eliminated and turned into slave labor, like the people in this film. But that entire population is less than 1% of the population. We would have to come up with 4.5% from other sources. Hospitals could provide some. Old age homes could add to the number, and eliminating politicians could make up the rest of the difference. Most likely, however, if there were a real MATH elimination of the world's students, China would hardly be affected at all, and the US would probably lose over 9% of their high school students; but that wont happen anytime soon. Good luck with that idea.


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