Ruthless People
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1986
Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 717951-005106
Running time: 1:34 (94 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: April 02, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1213)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
In this fiendishly funny comedy from the creators of Airplane!, loathsome millionaire Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is RUTHLESS. How ruthless? When his shrill wife Barbara (Bette Midler) is nabbed by inept kidnappers (Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater), Sam cries tears of joy...and refuses to pay the ransom. And when the abductors threaten to kill the abrasive heiress, Sam takes immediate action — he celebrates! Ruthless People. Raucous...outlandish...one of the top box office hits of the year!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Films
 • Silver Screen Partners II
Media Companies:
 • Touchstone Home Video
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Jim Abrahams....Director
David Zucker....Director
Jerry Zucker....Director
Writing
Dale Launer....Writer
Production
Richard Wagner....Executive Producer
Joanna Lancaster....Executive Producer
Walter Yetnikoff....Executive Producer
Michael Peyser....Producer
Cinematography
Jan DeBont....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Arthur Schmidt....Film Editor
Music
Michel Colombier....Composer
Daryl Hall....Song Writer
Dave Stewart....Song Writer
Mick Jagger....Song Writer
Sound
Charles L. Campbell....Supervising Sound Editor
Louis L. Edemann....Supervising Sound Editor
Larry Carow....Sound Editor
Samuel C. Crutcher....Sound Editor
Mike Dobie....Sound Editor
Chuck Neely....Sound Editor
Thomas D. Causey....Production Sound Mixer
Donald O. Mitchell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Kline....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Kevin O'Connell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rosanna Norton....Costume Designer
Donald Woodruff....Art Director
Brad Wilder....Make-up Artist
Eric H. Sandberg....Costume Designer
John Frazier....Visual Effects
Rocky A. Gehr....Visual Effects
Cast
Danny DeVito....Sam Stone
Bette Midler....Barbara Stone
Judge Reinhold....Ken Kessler
Helen Slater....Sandy Kessler
Anita Morris....Carol
Bill Pullman....Earl
William G. Schilling....Police Commissioner
Art Evans....Lt. Bender
Clarence Felder....Lt. Walters
J.E. Freeman....Bedroom Killer
Gary Riley....Heavy Metal Kid
Phyllis Applegate....Loan Officer
Jeannine Bisignano....Hooker in Car
J.P. Bumstead....Technician
Stereo Store Customers
Jon Cutler
Susan Marie Snyder
Jim Doughan....Cop at Sam's House
Christopher J. Keene....Cop at Jail
Henry Noguchi....Coroner
Frank Sivero....The Mugger
Arnold Turner....Cop with Killer Picture
Bob Tzudiker....Sam's Attorney
Charles A. Vanegas....Arresting Cop
Louise Yaffe....Social Worker
Janet Rotblatt....Secretary to Chief of Police
Charlotte Zucker....Judge
Arturo Bonilla....Waiter
Newscasters
Rick DeReyes
Mie Hunt
Ron Tank
Aerobic Instructors
Susan Stadner
Beth R. Johnson
Richard Wilson
Twyla S. Littleton....Model
Mary Elizabeth Thompson....Elderly Woman