Throw Momma from the Train (1987) Poster


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Version of 

Remake of 

Strangers on a Train (1951)
This film was a comedic remake of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.


Strangers on a Train (1951)
Owen gets the idea for the "criss cross" murders from watching the film.
Old Yeller (1957)
While Margaret is having sex with Mr. Lopez and engaging in a phone call with her agent, she explains away Mr. Lopez' barking by saying that "Old Yeller" is on TV.
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
Owen: [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.
Psycho (1960)
The Fugitive (1963) (TV Series)
A Man and a Woman (1966)
A poster from the film is seen on the wall of Larry's bedroom.
Willard (1971)
The Terminator (1984)
Larry says about Momma, "She's not a woman, she's the Terminator."

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Danny DeVito/Calvin Trillin/Rohan Varavadekar (1987) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito comments on his upcoming movie
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Bryan Ferry (1987) (TV Episode)
Plugged during the monologue and mentioned on Church Chat
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers: Throw Mummy from the Train (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mr. Belvedere: Mumsy (1990) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belvedere tells Wesley that he is watching this movie, as a response to his mother constantly embarrassing him.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Stop! Or Guess Who'll Shoot My Momma's Babysitter and Throw Her From the Train
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Women of the House: You Talk Too Much (1995) (TV Episode)
During a discussion about Newt Gingrich, Sissy says of his mother, "That woman could have starred in 'Throw Mama from the Train!'"
Toy Story (1995)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike (in reference to a similar shot): "Photography by Danny DeVito"
The Mighty (1998)
Both have the same line: "Old people - you gotta reassure them."
Family Matters: Throw Urkel from the Train (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live Christmas (1999) (Video)
Plugged during Church Chat
V.I.P.: Throw Val from the Train (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Tucker: The Family Tree (2000) (TV Episode)
Claire refers to the film.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Same line in both "she's not a woman, she's a terminator"
Crooked Lines (2003)
Mentioned in the limo when talking about the old lady in the apartment.
100 höjdare: Världens roligaste ögonblick 50-41 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Neighbours: Throw Momma from the Trainer (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
A mission in Larry's Western dreamscape is called "Throw Larry from the Train"
Burn Notice: Fearless Leader (2009) (TV Episode)
"I have a headache in my eye"
When in Rome (2010)
When Beth returns the coins she asks Danny DeVito's character Al, "Do you collect coins?" DeVito's character Owen in Throw Momma from the Train has a poignant scene with Billy Crystal's character Larry about Owen's coin collection.
Horrible Bosses (2011)
When discussing "Strangers on a Train", Dale mistakes it as that "Danny DeVito movie". Kurt sets him straight with the proper title.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.26 (2011) (TV Episode)
in a clip from "Horrible Bosses," a character confuses "Strangers on a Train" with the similarly-themed Danny DeVito film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says the film is Paul Ryan's favorite
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part One (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part Two (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bones: The Diamond in the Rough (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Booth
Finding Carter: Throw Momma from the Train (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Flat Earth & Revelation 10: Reach the Oxygen (2016) (TV Episode)
Super Troopers 2 (2018)
Mentioned as a movie Danny DeVito starred in
The Simpsons: Throw Grampa from the Dane (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference


Strangers on a Train (1951)
Owen watches the film.
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984) (TV Series)
Margaret appears on the show.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1987 (1988) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) (TV Special)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1987 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1987 episode
No Small Parts: Anne Ramsey (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.

Spoofed in 

Action: One Easy Piece (2000) (TV Episode)
Reagan Lauren Bush appeared in an adult film called 'Help momma pull a train'
Family Guy: Brian Does Hollywood (2001) (TV Episode)
one of Brian's porn titles: "Add Momma to the Train"

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