Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's students offers Larry to kill Larry's Ex-wife and in return Owen wants Larry to kill his horrible mother. Larry thinks it is a joke, until he learns Owen killed his Ex-wife and he has become the prime suspect.

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  1. Stu Silver


  2. Danny DeVito


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  1. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito

    Owen / Ned 'Little Ned' Lift

  2. Billy Crystal

    Billy Crystal

    Larry Donner

  3. Kim Greist

    Kim Greist

    Beth Ryan

  4. Anne Ramsey

    Anne Ramsey

    Mrs. Lift

  5. Kate Mulgrew

    Kate Mulgrew


  6. Branford Marsalis

    Branford Marsalis


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue $57,915,972.00

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Release Information

  • December 11, 1987
    PG-13, Theatrical



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