Sam Stone is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara, for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn't die for another fifteen years. He is now planning to kill her and he tells his girlfriend Carol what he is going to do. He then on his way home to do just that but when he gets there, she's not there. He then receives a call from someone claiming to have kidnapped Barbara and threatening to kill her if he informs the police, which he does hoping that they do. What Stone doesn't know is that the kidnappers, Ken and Sandy are a couple whose idea for a garment he stole and made fortune off, are not that lethal, as a matter of fact Barbara's more lethal. And what Stone doesn't know is that Carol, has another boyfriend and they plan to blackmail Sam, by videotaping him disposing of Barbara's body. When her boyfriend, Earl goes there to do that, the person who goes there was not Sam but a guy with a hooker, and the guy instructs the ... Written by
Sam Stone's wife has just been kidnapped... And he doesn't want her back!
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The value of the Stone family estate was $15 million. The varying amounts of the ransom money demanded were $10,000, $50,000, $500,000, $2 million and $2.2 million. There appears that there may have been a scene deleted as the ransom jumps from $2 million to $2.2 million without an explanation. See more
During the "Murder?/Police Chief having sex" scene where Earl (Bill Pullman) is filming, Earl is talking, groaning, and barfing right next to the camera. However, when the film is being played back later the only soundtrack is the moaning and groaning coming from the hooker in the car. See more
Carol, did I ever tell you why I married her?
Yes, Sam, you told me many, many...
Her father was very, very rich, and very, very sick. The doctors assured me he'd be dead any minute. There wasn't a second to lose! I rushed right out and married the boss's daughter. He was so sick, it was like the Angel of Death was sitting in the room with him, watching the clock. They pulled the plug on him... he wheezed and shook for about an hour... and then... he stabilized. The son-of-a-bitch ...
Near the end of the credits is the line "I Love Wrong Numbers", referring to a scene earlier in the movie where Sam Stone gets a wrong number on the phone and does a vulgar prank to it. See more
Referenced in Dallas: Ruthless People
Give Me The Reason
Performed by Luther Vandross
Written by Luther Vandross
and Nat Adderley Jr. See more