Ruthless People Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3931

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 65

Theatrical Release Date: 06/27/1986

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Actors: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Bill Pullman, Anita Morris

Plot: A heartless business man (DeVito) cheats a couple out of a multi-million dollar idea. In retaliation, the couple kidnaps his wife (Midler) only to find that he's glad to be rid of her. -- serioussir

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/26/2019

The best Coen brothers comedy the Coen brothers never made. "Ruthless People" is a laugh per minute crime caper.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 07/08/2012

Back in the 80s, studios were bizarrely convinced of Bette Midler's star power...this is probably the least offensive of her offerings, a mildly amusing caper movie in which an amusingly hateful and spoilt Midler is kidnapped by a goody two shoes couple, only to find her spiteful husband Danny DeVito unsurprisingly doesn't want her back.

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MovieAddict - wrote on 02/02/2012

I LOVED this movie when I first saw it and although it has gotten a bit dated, I still found it humorous. Danny DeVito plays Sam Stone, a lying, cheating, scoundrel who is tired of his nagging wife and is devilishly delighted when a naive couple whom he's victimized kidnap her for a ransom he never intends to pay so he celebrates with a bottle of champagne. Bette Midler is the kidnapped heiress Barbara Stone who we hate at first because she is so mean to her kidnappers played by a young struggling couple, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater. Sam’s mistress is played beautifully by adulterous Anita Morris who has an idiot for a boyfriend played by Bill Pullman. I was laughing from beginning to end!

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