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Ruthless People [DVD] [1986]

Release Date:04/02/2002
The irreverent comedy Ruthless People comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, which is something of a disappointment when one considers how entertaining Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker's commentaries on Airplane and Kentucky Fried Movie are. This is a decent presentation of the film.
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    Special Features

    • Dolby Digital Surround Sound
    • Widescreen (1.85:1)


    Ruthless People
    The last film to be co-directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, Ruthless People stars Bette Midler (capitalizing on her comeback performance in Down and Out in Beverly Hills) as Barbara, a spoiled rich woman who is kidnapped by the kindly Ken and Sandy Kessler (Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater). Barbara's forceful husband Sam (Danny DeVito) has ripped off the Kesslers and they decide to hold Barbara for ransom. Sam, who hates his wife, refuses to pay. Eventually Barbara befriends the Kesslers and together they figure out how to exact revenge upon the obnoxious Sam. Bill Pullman makes his film debut here as a very dim, would-be criminal. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Danny DeVito
      Danny DeVito - Sam Stone
    • Bette Midler
      Bette Midler - Barbara Stone
    • Judge Reinhold
      Judge Reinhold - Ken Kessler
    • Helen Slater
      Helen Slater - Sandy Kessler
    • Anita Morris
      Anita Morris - Carol

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