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Helen Slater and Bette Midler in Ruthless People
Helen Slater and Bette Midler in Ruthless People

Synopsis


Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara (Bette Midler), for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn’t die for another fifteen years. He is now planning to kill her and he tells his girlfriend Carol Dodsworth (Anita Morris) what he is going to do. He then on his way home to do just that but when he gets there, she’s not there. He then receives a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Barbara and threatening to kill her if he informs the police, which he does hope that they do. What Stone doesn’t know is that the kidnappers, Ken (Judge Reinhold) and Sandy (Helen Slater) Kessler are a couple whose idea for a garment he stole and made fortune off, are not that lethal, as a matter of fact, Barbara’s more lethal. And what Stone doesn’t know is that Carol, has another boyfriend named Earl Mott (Bill Pullman), and they plan to blackmail Sam, by videotaping him disposing of Barbara’s body.


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Awards & Nominations


Golden Globes, USA 1987

Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Danny DeVito 

American Comedy Awards, USA 1987

Winner
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Bette Midler 
Nominee
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Danny DeVito 

Casting Society of America, USA 1987

Nominee
Artios
Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy
Ellen Chenoweth 

Ruthless-People-Script


Director(s): Jim AbrahamsDavid ZuckerJerry Zucker
Actors: Danny DeVitoBette MidlerJudge ReinholdHelen Slater

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