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Ruthless People R

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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 2, 2002
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
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Fresh94%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 21,079
The characters here aren't just bad; most of them are truly vile -- human slime. And the film makers chew them up (especially two nefarious bonbons played by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler) with the toothsome glee of jolly cannibals. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jul 31, 2013
Ruthless People is a hilariously venal comedy about a kidnapped harridan whose rich husband won't pay for her return. Full Review
Variety
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- DeVito and Midler are superb in their roles as the greedy philanderer and his screaming, overbearing other half.
Radio Times
Aug 11, 2014
At its considerable best, Ruthless People is a riotous anomaly: a very good farce about very bad taste. Full Review
People Magazine
Jul 31, 2013
Much of the fun of this comedy is in watching what happens as virtually everyone in the movie tries to double-cross or otherwise take advantage of everyone else. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Jul 31, 2013
It's a rare kind of craftsmanship, and it produces a rare kind of pleasure. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 31, 2013
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A great deal of bizarre circumstances occur in this very effective farce, and for any mind that is easily won over by the insistence of shocking humor, it continues to hold a bewildering power to inspire shock, awe and some unforgettable chuckles. Full Review
Cinemaphile.org
Nov 26, 2015

Product Description:

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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Production Notes:

  • The film is loosely based on O'Henry's short story "The Ransom of Red Chief".
  • Shot in Los Angeles, California in DeLuxe color. Began shooting January 8, 1986; released theatrically in USA June 27, 1986.
  • Budget estimate $16 million.
  • Other cast members include William G. Schilling (Police Commissioner); Clarence Felder (Lieutenant Walters); Phyllis Applegate (Loan Officer); Charlotte Zucker (Judge); Henry Noguchi (Coroner).
  • End titles and opticals by Modern Film Effects; computer graphics by Video Image; animals (Muffy and Adolph) supplied by Birds and Animals Unlimited. Sally Cruikshank was the animation sequences producer.
  • "Don't You Want My Love" performed by Nicole, written by A. Nova.
  • Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.
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  • Sales Rank: 9,587
  • UPC: 717951005106
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