Add to Wishlist. Bette Midler. Directed by the same people responsible for Airplane! Barbara Stone Bette Midler. [3], The film was a financial success, grossing $71.6 million[2] compared to the relatively frugal budget of the film's production. Judge Reinhold. "Ruthless People" opens as DeVito is having lunch with his mistress, and we can see that this is a man filled with passion. Pay attention to the backgrounds in a lot of takes : it means that you may have to view the film twice, but it will be a delight. In a scuffle, the killer falls down the basement steps and dies. It was Disney's highest-grossing film (excluding reissues). Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Danny maintained his status as a great character actor with memorable roles in movies like Romancing the Stone (1984), Ruthless People (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987) and Twins (1988). Unbeknownst to Barbara and the Kesslers, a notorious local serial killer, The Bedroom Killer, had just entered their home and confronts both Barbara and Ken. stunt coordinator (24 episodes, 2020) Troy Faruk. However, they were contacted by Michael Eisner of Paramount who "said he had a script that we wouldn't be able to turn down and he was right", said David Zucker. In this case, the passion is hatred for his wife and for all that she stands for, and for all that her rich father stands for, and even for all that her poodle stands for. Dale Launer Screenplay. Watch The First 9 Minutes Of 'The Kid Detective', What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Let Him Go,’ ‘The Kid Detective,’ ‘The Climb,’ ’Some Kind of Heaven’ and More, This Week in Movie News: Chris Evans Returning as Captain America, Ben Affleck Directing ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ and More, R, Don't expect to laugh out loud, but you will smile inwardly throughout. Helen Slater Sandy Kessler. Sam now faces the unhappy prospect of having to get his wife back in order to prove his innocence. A film packed with some of the most horrible characters imaginable. The Musical was then produced in Los Angeles at the Canon Theatre, where it opened on November 15, 1993. Carol, having learned of Sam's plan to kill Barbara, secretly intends to blackmail Sam, with the help of her handsome but dim-witted boyfriend Earl (Bill Pullman). "[8] Leonard Maltin agreed that this "clever farce" has "lots of laughs, bright performances, but turns sour: these really are unpleasant people! Ruthless People (1986) R 06/26/1986 (US) Comedy 1h 33m User Score. Desperate to prove his wife is alive, Sam offers to pay the ransom the moment Ken calls him again. Bette Midler Barbara Stone. AM. SEE DETAILS, Buy tickets. The directors normally wrote all their own material. The kidnappers are Ken (Judge Reinhold) and Sandy Kessler (Helen Slater), who want revenge on Sam for stealing Sandy's fashion designs, along with the Kesslers' life savings. He instead tries to rob Ken (who is holding the briefcase). Ruthless People Related. Sandy Kessler Helen Slater. I enjoyed the film, but it did lack in some areas, and it could have been a bit better. "Ruthless People" deserves to be part of the top ten humorous films ever made. BM. Ken arrives in disguise to get the money, but then scores of hidden police suddenly appear. Cast & Crew. It was very well written with great characters. Sandy Kessler Anita … Danny DeVito Sam Stone. David Zucker Director. Ruthless People is a 1986 film starring Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Bette Midler and Bill Pullman, directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, written by Dale Launer and produced by Michael Peyser. ... stunt double: Yvonne Senet Jones (4 episodes, 2020) Charles Barden. Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. Benton orders a search of Sam's house, planning to plant evidence, but is surprised when real evidence turns up—a bottle of chloroform Sam intended to use to sedate his wife, and pictures of Sam with Carol. Danny DeVito Sam Stone. Name Character; Danny DeVito He was 41, now 76 years old as Sam Stone : Judge Reinhold He was 29, now 63 years old ... Ruthless People (34 years) Sam Stone's wife has just been kidnapped... And he doesn't want her back! vinyl lp and cassette does not have these first several drum bars missing. Without watching the tape, Carol sends an anonymous copy to Sam, who thinks Carol has sent it to him as a tittilating birthday present. David Zucker Director. Cast 12. Danny DeVito. They are joined by Barbara and all celebrate on the beach together. She beats him up in retaliation for all he did and didn't do during her kidnapping, and pushes him into the water. Meanwhile, the boss's mistress plans a blackmail attempt on him which also does not go as planned. Helen Slater Sandy Kessler. Sam doesn't show up with the ransom on several occasions, even when the price is dropped, and it becomes obvious that Sam really wants his wife dead. Cast & Crew. Ruthless People is a fun, entertaining comedy film that has good gags going for it. "[6] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on an A+ to F scale. Rack up 500 points and you'll score a $5 reward for more movies. [5] Ruthless People received critical acclaim, and currently holds a 94% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews. Millionaire Sam Stone hates his wife Barbara. Armed with Barbara's inside knowledge of Sam's finances, they have increased the ransom to equal Sam's entire net worth: over $2 million. ... Matisse (Mike the Dog). Ruthless People Jim Abrahams (1986) 90min. The cast of Tyler Perry’s Ruthless on BET+ is growing and has set a date for the midseason premiere. Millionaire Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) hates his wife Barbara (Bette Midler). Bette Midler Barbara Stone. The phone rings and an anonymous man tells him that Barbara has been kidnapped and if Sam informs the media or the police, or if any of their detailed demands are not met, they will kill his wife. A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation—without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Ruthless People (1986) - Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker on AllMovie - The last film to be co-directed by Jim Abrahams,… ... Barbara Stone. Play Trailer; Sam Stone's wife has just been kidnapped... And he doesn't want her back! Knowing Sam plans to dump his wife's body in the Hollywood Hills at night, Carol has Earl lie in wait with a video camera. Ken Kessler Judge Reinhold. Sam Stone Bette Midler. Watch Ruthless People movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com.

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