Danny DeVito stars in and directs this critically acclaimed short film which was part of the ground breaking HBO/Cinemax anthology series, "Likely Stories." Danny plays corrupt Congressman ... See full summary »
Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.
On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.
Larry Donner is an author and writing professor who tutors people that want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his ex-wife Margaret 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 Margaret, and in return Owen, wants Larry to kill his horrible mother. Larry thinks it's a joke, until he learns Owen killed his ex-wife. And Larry has now become the prime suspect. Written by
After production was completed on the film. Danny DeVito began work on the comedy "Twins" starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The scene which Larry says that Momma is "Not a woman - She's The Terminator!" foreshadowed Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger working together in "Twins" and "Junior". Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for playing The Terminator. See more »
The locomotive is turned around in the two scenes when it passes the camera. See more »
[Larry has driven his car off the road and it's going downhill through a load of bushes. Sat next to him in the passenger seat is Owen]
This is good. It's like the Flintstones car wash.
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The credit for Assistant Sound Editor Robert Martel has a gap in the vertical stroke of the L. See more »
A deliciously nasty black comedy about a middle-aged schlub (Danny DeVito) who wants to bump off his mother and hatches a plan to do so with a bitter divorcée, who wants to bump off HIS ex-wife. The movie is completely unapologetic in its cynicism, and gives us no one to like, but for once that works in the movie's favor rather than as a turn off.
Anne Ramsey, as DeVito's battle axe mom, steals the show in a grotesquely funny performance. Even though she's a horror, you end up rooting for her, because it seems like she could kick both DeVito's and Crystal's asses at the same time with both hands tied behind her back.
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