Throw Momma from the Train
Contemporary Classic
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1987
Director: Danny DeVito
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-861023
Running time: 1:27 (87 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: May 08, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1383)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Get ready for a runaway comedy that's right on track! "Danny DeVito and Billy Crystal are hilarious [and] Anne Ramsey is hysterically frightful" ('The Hollywood Reporter') in this "wickedly screwball" (Playboy) laugh riot that won a Golden Globe® nomination for DeVito and an Oscar® nomination for Ramsey. With Rob Reiner and Oprah Winfrey on board for cameos, this fast-track comedy "will certainly make you laugh" ('Newsweek')!

Writing teacher Larry Donner (Crystal) and his student Ownen Lift (DeVito) have a lot in common: the women in their lives are driving them mad! Larry's ex-wife Margaret (Kate Mulgrew) stole his novel and made it her own bestseller, and Owen's mother (Ramsey) is a monster! But Owen has a plan to kill both of their problems… literally! He'll murder Margaret while Larry sends Momma to her maker! But when Owen fulfills his end of the deal before telling his teacher, Larry's left with no alibi… and an outrageous obligation to knock off the nastiest old lady he's ever met!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Danny DeVito....Director
Writing
Stu Silver....Writer
Production
Arne L. Schmidt....Executive Producer
Larry Brezner....Producer
Cinematography
Barry Sonnenfeld....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Jablow....Film Editor
Music
David Newman....Composer
Sound
Jeff Wexler....Production Sound Mixer
Don Coufal....Production Sound Mixer
Jim Stuebe....Production Sound Mixer
Robert R. Rutledge....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott A. Hecker....Sound Editor
Bob Newlan....Sound Editor
Jerry Stanford....Sound Editor
Robert Waxman....Sound Editor
Michael J. Kohut....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Carlos De Larios....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Aaron Rochin....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Marilyn Vance-Straker....Costume Designer
Ida Random....Production Designer
William Elliott....Art Director
Ken Chase....Make-up Artist
Michele Neely....Costume Designer
Tom Burman....Make-up Effects
Bari Dreiband-Burman....Make-up Effects
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Rocky A. Gehr....Visual Effects
Robert D. Bailey....Visual Effects
Cast
Danny DeVito....Owen
Billy Crystal....Larry
Kim Greist....Beth
Anne Ramsey....Momma
Kate Mulgrew....Margaret
Branford Marsalis....Lester
Rob Reiner....Joel
Bruce Kirby....Detective DeBenedetto
Joey DePinto....Sargeant
Annie Ross....Mrs. Hazeltine
Raye Birk....Pinsky
Oprah Winfrey....Herself
Olivia Brown....Ms. Gladstone
Philip Perlman....Mr. Perlman
Stu Silver....Ramon
J. Alan Thomas....Millington
Randall Miller....Bucky
Andre "Rosey" Brown....Rosey
Tony Ciccone....Mr. Lopez
William Ray Watson....Steward
Larry McCormick....Announcer
Peter Brocco....Old Man
Hettie Lynne Hurtes....Reporter
Karen J. Westerfield....Laughing Woman
Stanley L. Gonsales....Cab Driver
Fred Gephart....Priest
Don Burns....Radio DJ (voice)
Jazz Band
Billy Childs
Tony Dumas
Ralph Penland