Ruthless People

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Ruthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater. It also features Bill Pullman as a supporting role in his film debut.

It was directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, best known for the Airplane! and The Naked Gun comedies.


Barbara[edit]

  • Oh my God! I've been kidnapped by Huey and Dewey!
  • So, if I look like his mother and you look like his father, this is what our son would look like. Pretty strong argument for birth control.

Sam[edit]

  • [introducing his wife's toy poodle to his new Doberman pinscher] Muffy, meet Adolph. Adolph, EAT MUFFY!
  • [complaining about his wife's wealthy father] They pulled the plug on him. He wheezed and shook for about an hour and then... he stabilized. That son-of-a-bitch just got older and sicker, and older and sicker, AND OLDER AND SICKER...!

Dialogue[edit]

Barbara: So, when do I get out of here?
Sandy: As soon as Mr. Stone pays the ransom.
Barbara: What's the problem? What is the ransom?
Sandy: Well, we asked for $500,000.00.
Barbara: That should be no problem.
Sandy: He wouldn't pay.
Barbara: He wouldn't pay?
Sandy: Then we asked him for $50,000.00.
Barbara: Yeah?
Sandy: He still wouldn't pay. So now we're lowering our price to $10,000.00.
Barbara: Do I understand this correctly? I'm being marked down?

[starts crying]

Barbara: I've been kidnapped by K-Mart!

[Barbara has been kidnapped]

Barbara: My husband worships the ground I walk on! When he hears about this, he will *explode*!

[meanwhile, Sam Stone pops a champagne cork with glee]

Sam: Bye-bye, Barbara!

Bender: GIVE THE BAG TO BOZO, DROP THE GUN, AND PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR.
Earl: Who said that?
Walter: This could very well be the stupidest person on the face of the earth. Perhaps we should shoot him.
Bender: IT'S THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Earl: Really?
Bender: NO! WE'RE THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION!

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Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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