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Ruthless People
Ruthless People
Directed By David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Written By Dale Launer
Cast Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater
Produced By Michael Peyser
Film Editing By Arthur Schmidt, Gib Jaffe
Cinematography By Jan de Bont
Music By Michel Colombier

Silver Screen Partners II, Touchstone Films


United States



Release Date

June 27, 1986


93 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Buena Vista Distribution

Budget $9,000,000
Gross $71,233,101



  • Danny DeVito as Sam Stone
  • Bette Midler as Barbara Stone
  • Judge Reinhold as Ken Kessler
  • Helen Slater as Sandy Kessler
  • Anita Morris as Carol Dodsworth
  • Bill Pullman as Earl Mott
  • Art Evans as Lt. Bender
  • Clarence Felder as Lt. Walters
  • J.E. Freeman as Bedroom Killer
  • Gary Riley as Heavy Metal Kid
  • Phyllis Applegate as Loan Officer
  • Jeannine Bisignano as Hooker in Car



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