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Movie synopsis
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.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Features: Letterboxed
  • UPC: 717951005106

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Genre:Comedies
Format:DVD

eBay Product ID: EPID3406067
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Editorial reviews

"...A uniformly splendid cast of comic actors....True farce, uniformly, cheerily nasty..."
New York Times - Vincent Canby (06/27/1986)

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

"....Hilarious....The directors fill the movie with comic vigor; they skewer their victims with panache..."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington (06/27/1986)

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Created: 04/14/08

killing the wife HAS never gone so wrong~ beyond Funny~

one of the BEST movies ever for sheer fun and things going wrong~ great plot fun

PLOT: NASTY GREEDY CHEATING HUSBAND Devito is out to KILL his wife~ (Bette Midler) after we see his wife Barbara we know why~ LOL Midler is loud, TACKY AND SELFISH but Rich which is why he married her~ but before he CAN kill her she is KIDNAPPED~

ah now the 'fun' begins the kidnappers are THE SWEET KEN (Judge Reinhold and & Helen Slater ) & Sandy who DEVITO screwed over in a deal~ so they want to get even~ and get some ransom money OR THEY KILL BARBARA (MIDLER) SO DEVITO REFUSES TO PAY~ THEY WILL KILL HER FOR HIM~ SIMPLE ENOUGH? nah~ add a DERANGED KILLER running around stalking everyone~ ADD DeVitos Mistress....(showstealer) Anita Talbot AND her dumber than dumb boyfriend (Ed Pullman) who want to 'blackmail' DeVito for money~ SO THEY TRY AND VIDEOTAPE DeVito when he tries TO kills his wife~ did you get all this? We are not done yet~ mean while the kidnappers and Barbara HATCH a scheme of their own to PAY DeVito BACK when Barbara Learns what a LOUSE HE REALLY IS~FROM THE Tacky furniture to her tacky clothes to NASTY MOUTH AND DISPOSITION~we LOVE/HATE Midler...who can blame DeVito for wanting her DEAD? we do~ and DeVito is REPULSIVE and getS more SO as the movie flows along~ the plot is confusing but SUDDENLY COMES TOGETHER AND SO DOES THE HUMOR~ and nothing goes right which is the fun part~ some nudity~ but the over all movie is funny, silly, HYSTERICAL and A great ending~ you can watch this years later and still laugh~ DeVito and MIDLER at their silly best~

I GIVE IT A SOLID 10 OUT OF 10 FOR ALL TIME BEYOND FUNNY GREAT FUN~


IF YOU FOUND THIS REVIEW HELPFUL PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE~

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Created: 09/26/08

Hysterical

I laughed so hard the first time I saw this when it came out years ago. It still makes me laugh. Bette Midler is so funny, so are the kidnapper's. The boyfriend of Danny DeVito's mistress, he is priceless! If you want a movie you can watch over and over and still laugh, buy this one!

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Created: 09/24/12

Ruthless People (DVD, 2002)

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Not exactly the perfect couple, Danny DeVito and Bette Midler, you might say, deserve each other! He is rich and has girlfriends, and she has let herself get fat, and obnoxious. She spends money like there is no tomorrow.

When two kidnappers grab her for ransom, DeVito refuses to pay. When they threaten to harm her, he dares them to kill her. Suddenly, the kidnappers are her prisoners. She is so much trouble, and so hateful to them, they all of a sudden realize why he doesn't want her back. As time passes, they become friends with her, and find out that DeVito isn't any sort of treasure either. Midler winds up losing a lot of weight in her ordeal and regains her figure. She discovers that her kidnapper is a great clothing designer, and they negotiate a ransom with DeVito when the cops start thinking that he killed her, and use the ransom to start a line of designer clothing.

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Created: 05/13/10

great movie funny,a classic

this movie is great and funny,bette midler was at her best again,it was at a GREAT price and arrived very quickly,everyone who is a fan of hers should see this one....

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Created: 01/17/10

Ruthless People

Great movie, very funny, classic Danny Devito, one of Judge Reinhold's early movies which may have launched his career. Great ending...

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