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Ruthless People (1986)  link to Ruthless People on IMDb  

Number: 1161

poster Ruthless People

IMDb Rating:
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6.9/10 (24185 votes)

Country: USA, 93 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Comedy, Crime

Director(s): Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Video Codec: Unknown

Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara (Bette Midler), for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn't die for another fifteen years. He is now planning to kill her and he tells his girlfriend Carol Dodsworth (Anita Morris) what he is going to do. He then on his way home to do just that but when he gets there, she's not there. He then receives a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Barbara and threatening to kill her if he informs the police, which he does hoping that they do. What Stone doesn't know is that the kidnappers, Ken (Judge Reinhold) and Sandy (Helen Slater) Kessler are a couple whose idea for a garment he stole and made fortune off, are not that lethal, as a matter of fact Barbara's more lethal. And what Stone doesn't know is that Carol, has another boyfriend named Earl Mott (Bill Pullman), and they plan to blackmail Sam, by videotaping him disposing of Barbara's body. When Earl ...



photo Danny DeVito Danny DeVito Sam Stone
photo Bette Midler Bette Midler Barbara Stone
photo Judge Reinhold Judge Reinhold Ken Kessler
photo Helen Slater Helen Slater Sandy Kessler
photo Anita Morris Anita Morris Carol

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1