Ruthless People

Rated R 95 minutes 1986

Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) hates his wife, Barbara (Bette Midler), so much that he wants her dead. He's ecstatic when she's taken by a duo of kidnappers who want $500,000 ransom in exchange for her life. Fully intending to ignore every one of the kidnappers' demands in the hopes that they do him a favor and murder her for him, the two confused kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater) have to figure out how they're going get their money, and what they're going to do with the overbearing Barbara.

Film Credits

Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

Writer: O. Henry and Dale Launer

Producer: Joanna Lancaster, Richard Wagner, Walter Yetnikoff and Michael Peyser

Cast: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris, Bill Pullman, William Schilling and Art Evans

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