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Ruthless People
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DVD Features:

  • 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
  • Audio:
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  • Additional Release Material:
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  • Interactive Features:
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 06/27/1986
"...A uniformly splendid cast of comic actors....True farce, uniformly, cheerily nasty..."
Variety - 06/25/1986
"...A hilariously venal comedy....Dazzlingly fresh and modern....Though quite sophisticated, it is pitched just right to include everyone in on the joke..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/27/1986
"....Hilarious....[The directors] fill the movie with comic vigor; they skewer their victims with panache..."

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.


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: 1,190
  • UPC: 717951005106
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