Throw Momma From the Train (1987)
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|A bitter ex-husband. A put upon momma's boy. Both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off?|
"Clever and engaging from beginning to end! Variety
Editor's NoteOwen (Danny DeVito) is a friendless would-be mystery writer who has had all he can take. He would do anything to get rid of his overbearing momma (Anne Ramsey), whose howling voice and domineering attitude have pushed him to the absolute limit. He even strikes a deal with Larry (Billy Crystal), his writing teacher, to knock off his much-hated ex-wife, with the understanding that the instructor will reciprocate. Ramsey is so terrific in her role that the audience eventually roots for her to be killed. Danny DeVito directed this very dark, very funny comedy, which owes a big debt to the Alfred Hitchcock thriller STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.
Cast & Crew
|Barry Sonnenfeld - Director of Photography|
|Danny DeVito - Director|
|David Newman - Musical Score|
|Larry Brezner - Producer|
|Stu Silver - Writer|
Plot SummaryA timid middle-aged man, still living with his incredibly overbearing mother, arranges to have her murdered by his frustrated writing teacher, whose wife just stole his book idea.
|Anne Ramsey, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress|
Golden Globe (1988)
|Danny DeVito, Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical|
|Anne Ramsey, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture|