Ruthless People

Danny DeVito contemplates ways to murder his undesirable wife, Bette Midler, but then he gets a phone call informing that his wife has been kidnapped for ransom. So DeVito does nothing. A clever comedy from Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (directors of "Airplane!," "Naked Gun," and "Top Secret!") However, don't expect a laugh a minute, this comedy, by comparison, is more sophisticated.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Danny De Vito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris, Bill Pullman, William G. Schilling, Art J. Evans, Clarence Felder, J.E. Freeman, Gary Riley, Louise Yaffe

Directed by:

Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker.


1986 crime/comedy

Rated R.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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