The Ref

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Released March 9th, 1994, 'The Ref' stars Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Glynis Johns The R movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 37 min, and received a user score of 65 (out of 100) on TMDb, which collated reviews from 265 experienced users.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "Caroline and Lloyd 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. The gunman is Gus, 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."

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'The Ref' Release Dates

Watch in Movie Theaters on March 9th, 1994
Watch on DVD or Blu-ray starting March 4th, 2003 - Buy The Ref DVD
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