The guy who plays Sam's mistress's dumb boyfriend Earl Mott is Bill Pullman
who was also in Spaceballs (1987) as Lone Starr.
Contributed by: Steven Murray
Helen Slater also played Supergirl in the movie of the same name.
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.
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.
Also look for "Best Pitcher..........Dwight Gooden"
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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