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Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Larry (Billy Crystal), an author with a cruel ex-wife, Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), teaches a writing workshop where Owen (Danny DeVito), one of his students, is fed up with his domineering mother (Anne Ramsey). When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Margaret, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already sealed Margaret's fate.

Cast: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Branford Marsalis, Rob Reiner, Bruce Kirby

Director: Danny DeVito

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Orion Pictures

Keywords: Mother, Pursuit, Hilarious, Revenge, Girlfriend, 1980s, Temptation, Murder, Rivalry


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical