Ruthless People1986

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Ruthless People
Directed by:
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

Released on June 27 of 1986 in the USA, "Ruthless People" (also known as "Per favore, ammazzatemi mia moglie", "Unglaubliche Entführung der Verrückten Mrs. Stone, Die") is a Comedy/Crime film directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker . Danny DeVito and Bette Midler are starring, alongside Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris and Bill Pullman.

Sam Stone's wife has just been kidnapped... And he doesn't want her back!

Who is the director of "Ruthless People":

Ruthless People was directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.

Jim Abrahams is an American writer, director, producer, and actor. Before directing Ruthless People, he had directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Airplane! (1980). Since, Jim Abrahams directed Big Business, released in 1988, Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990), Hot Shots! (1991), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998).

David Zucker is an American producer, director, writer, and actor. Before directing Ruthless People, he had directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Airplane! (1980). Since, David Zucker directed The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, released in 1988, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), BASEketball (1998).

Jerry Zucker is an American producer, director, writer, and actor. Before directing Ruthless People, he had directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Airplane! (1980), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979). Since, Jerry Zucker directed Ghost, released in 1990, First Knight (1995), Rat Race (2001).

When was "Ruthless People" released:

Ruthless People was initally released in the United States on Friday, June 27, 1986. Also released on this day were American Anthem (dir. Albert Magnoli), Labyrinth (dir. Jim Henson), and Running Scared (dir. Peter Hyams). This was thirty-three (33) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, December 10, 1986 in France; Thursday, December 11, 1986 in Germany; Thursday, January 29, 1987 in Spain; Thursday, September 25, 1986 in Australia and on Saturday, December 27, 1986 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Ruthless People":

At the casting of Ruthless People we find Danny DeVito, previously seen in Wise Guys (1986) and Head Office (1985); Bette Midler (Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Jinxed! (1982)); Judge Reinhold (Off Beat (1986), Head Office (1985)) [ more... ]

  • Danny DeVito and Bette Midler can be seen in Get Shorty, released in 1995.
  • Frank Sivero and Jon Cutler have both also be seen in New York, New York, released in 1977.
  • Frank Sivero and Danny DeVito also worked together in Going Ape!, released in 1981.
  • William G. Schilling and Danny DeVito also worked together in Space Jam, released in 1996.

What is the Storyline of "Ruthless People":

Millionaire Sam Stone (DeVito) tells his mistress, Carol (Anita Morris), that he intends to murder his wife, Barbara (Midler). Sam is greedy and grasping. He only married his wife for her money but her father (also his boss) took a long time dying. Sam thus built up a small fortune of his own but Barbara is the heiress to a much larger one. Furthermore he hates her choice in clothes and "modern" furniture.

However, when Sam arrives home he finds the house empty. In frustration he tosses away the [...]

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