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Ruthless People Movie Trivia

Ruthless People Trivia

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Barbera (Bette Midler) gets the upper hand...

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Film facts for the 1986 Comedy movie starring Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold More Cast


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The guy who plays Sam's mistress's dumb boyfriend Earl Mott is Bill Pullman who was also in Spaceballs (1987) as Lone Starr.
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Helen Slater also played Supergirl in the movie of the same name.
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Judge Reinhold's character, Ken Kessler, works in a Hi-Fi store. In real life Ken Kessler is the name of a famous veteran Hi-Fi journalist.
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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 plays a vulgar prank to it.
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Also look for "Best Pitcher..........Dwight Gooden"
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According to the screenwriter, Dale Launer, he got the idea for Ruthless People from the Patty Hearst kidnapping of the 1970's.
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In the credits, also look for "best infielder" - Felix Mantilla. Mantilla was one of the earliest black players in the major leagues with an 11 year career as an infielder. He scored the winning (and only) run in a Braves - Pirates game in 1959 in one of the oddest plays in major league history involving him, Hank Aaron and Joe Adcock.



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