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Ruthless People
Danny De Vito and Bette Midler
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Overview

In this comedy from the directing team responsible for AIRPLANE!, two kidnappers discover, to their shock, that the husband (Danny DeVito) of the wealthy woman (Bette Midler) they've snatched won't pay the ransom and is, in fact, celebrating the possibility that she may be murdered.It isn't long before the abductors understand why: their captive, who harangues them with a never-ending stream of abuse, is more trouble than she's worth. But as they get to know her, and learn more about her husband, it dawns on the kidnappers that he's no treasure either--and that getting abducted may be the best thing that's happened to their victim in a long time.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
David Zucker - Director
Jerry Zucker - Director
Jim Abrahams - Director
Danny De Vito
Bette Midler
Judge Reinhold
Helen Slater
Anita Morris
Danny DeVito
William Schilling
J. E. Freeman
Christopher Keene
Jonathan Coleman

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 717951005106
  • Genre: COMEDIES
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: April 2002

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Notes:
The film is loosely based on O'Henry's short story "The Ransom of Red Chief". Shot in Los Angeles, California in DeLuxe color. Began shooting January 8, 1986; released theatrically in USA June 27, 1986. Budget estimate $16 million. Other cast members include William G. Schilling (Police Commissioner); Clarence Felder (Lieutenant Walters); Phyllis Applegate (Loan Officer); Charlotte Zucker (Judge); Henry Noguchi (Coroner). End titles and opticals by Modern Film Effects; computer graphics by Video Image; animals (Muffy and Adolph) supplied by Birds and Animals Unlimited. Sally Cruikshank was the animation sequences producer. "Don't You Want My Love" performed by Nicole, written by A. Nova. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.

Reviews:
"...A uniformly splendid cast of comic actors....True farce, uniformly, cheerily nasty..." - 06/27/1986 New York Times, p.C3


"...A hilariously venal comedy....Dazzlingly fresh and modern....Though quite sophisticated, it is pitched just right to include everyone in on the joke..." - 06/25/1986 Variety


"....Hilarious....[The directors] fill the movie with comic vigor; they skewer their victims with panache..." - 06/27/1986 Los Angeles Times, p.C1

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