Loathesome 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!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7/10
  • Fresh 33
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: It's sometimes crude and tasteless, but Ruthless People wrings acid-soaked laughs out of its dark premise and gleefully misanthropic characters.

Information

Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1986 Touchstone Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Hebrew (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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