Overview

Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Larry's ex-wife, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already set things in motion.

  1. Danny DeVito

    Director

  2. Stu Silver

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  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

    Margaret

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Throw Momma from the Train
Throw Momma from the Train

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 11, 1987
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue $57,915,972.00

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