Ruthless People Trivia
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Thanks to StephThe guy who plays Sam's mistress's dumb boyfriend Earl Mott is Bill Pullman who was also in Spaceballs (1987) as Lone Starr.
Rewind ArchiveJudge 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.
Rewind ArchiveNear 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.
Rewind ArchiveAlso look for "Best Pitcher..........Dwight Gooden"
Rewind ArchiveAccording to the screenwriter, Dale Launer, he got the idea for Ruthless People from the Patty Hearst kidnapping of the 1970's.
Thanks to Chester PrudhommeIn 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.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "Ruthless People".
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1986 Touchstone Pictures
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