This film was, indeed, a comedic take on the Hitchcock classic “Strangers on a Train,” a movie about two guys who decide to swap murders.
This film has sort of a connection to “Ruthless People,” another film starring Danny DeVito. In that film, he wants his wife dead. In this film, he wants his mother dead.
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
Scriptwriter Stu Silver plays the role of Ramon.
THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN originally garnered an ‘R’ rating for a scene which Crystal reads “100 Girls I Like to F***,” written by one of the students in his class. It was changed to “100 Girls I Like to Pork” in order for the film to qualify for a ‘PG-13’ rating. In many TV prints, pork was changed to boing.