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Ruthless People (1986)

DIRECTOR: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams

CAST: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris, Bill Pullman

REVIEW:

Ruthless People, a product of the Zucker/Zucker/Abrahams directing triumvirate behind Top Secret, Airplane, and The Naked Gun, and screenwriter Dale Launer, is a deliciously twisted and screwball little black comedy that serves up enough twists and turns to maintain a high entertainment level through a slim 90 minute runtime that doesn’t outstay its welcome.  Fans of the previous Zucker/Abrahams works shouldn’t be disappointed with what they’ve wrought here. Continue reading

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