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The Ref [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 5166884
  • Release Date: 03/04/2003
  • Rating: R
Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, and Denis Leary star in the 1994 crime comedy The Ref. Released on DVD from Disney, it is presented with a widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound in English and French. English closed captions are available. There are no special features on this disc whatsoever.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Special Features


    • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
    • French-language track
    • Widescreen (1.85:1)
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Ref
    Caroline and Lloyd (Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey) are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. Such is the premise of the acerbic comedy The Ref, which shows what happens when this quarrelsome duo is taken hostage. The gunman is Gus (Denis Leary), a thief on the run from the police, who kidnaps the couple as an insurance policy, planning to use their home as a hideout. But their incessant bickering proves more than Gus bargained for, forcing him -- for the sake of his own sanity -- into the unenviable role of peacemaker. To make things even worse for Gus, he discovers that he has taken the couple hostage the night of their big Christmas party, and the guests are already on the way. Not wanting to leave Lloyd and Caroline unattended, Gus opts to attend the party, pretending to be the couple's marriage counselor. This naturally leads to a series of comic confusions, as the hostage crisis and marital tensions head towards their inevitable conclusion. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denis Leary
      Denis Leary - Gus
    • Judy Davis
      Judy Davis - Caroline
    • Kevin Spacey
      Kevin Spacey - Lloyd
    • Glynis Johns
      Glynis Johns - Rose
    • Raymond J. Barry
      Raymond J. Barry - Huff



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Holiday Classic

      Posted
      WillDu

      The Ref is probably one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time, sure it's not exactly family friendly, but it's got a good heart and a drunken Santa Claus, so that's just special. It's sort of an acquired taste, but once you get to know it, it's pretty funny. Denis Leary is pretty good, Kevin Spacey is Kevin Spacey, Christine Baranski is good. Really, most of the cast does well, right from the opening credits it feels like a good Christmas movie...sure there's some thievery and blackmail...But there's also a lt of cheer and good will...sort of.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Ref

      Posted
      LisaLisaLisa

      This is my favorite holiday movie! Dennis Leary's character, after a burglery attempt goes horribly wrong, hasn't a clue what he's getting himself into when he decides to hold this completely dysfunctional, bickering family hostage on Christmas. Non stop laughs throughout the entire movie. "Your husband's not dead lady, he's hiding!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Laugh Out Loud

      Posted
      Peaches
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      This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The characters are great and the movie is outstanding start to finish. I highly recommend that everyone see this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      All-star cast of crazy characters

      Posted
      northerngrad97

      The perfect holiday film for every dysfunctional family. If you're a Dennis Leary and/or Kevin Spacey fan, then enjoy the laughs and the great writing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny Funny!

      Posted
      Barb
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      This movie just made me laugh - it is so full of petty but so human arguing and of all players/roles, the burglar is the mediator!! How absurd and so funny!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Entertaining and Funny movie

      Posted
      Drakkit
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      This is movie is very funny. I'm sure all the swearing would make some people blush, but, it added to the overall humor of the movie for me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Older movie. Funny in a wierd way.

      Posted
      Mamaw
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      The movie is an old one but in a strange way it was funny. Gotta have that sense of humor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love

      Posted
      Kaydbug16
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      I saw this movie when it first came out and love to watch every Christmas! Highly recommend

      I would recommend this to a friend



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