Throw Momma from the Train

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Owen asked his friend, Larry, for a small favor...

  • Genre: Crime, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1987-12-11
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 287 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Larry's ex-wife, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already set things in motion.

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  • Danny DeVito

    as Owen / Ned 'Little Ned' Lift
  • Billy Crystal

    as Larry Donner
  • Kim Greist

    as Beth Ryan
  • Anne Ramsey

    as Mrs. Lift
  • Kate Mulgrew

    as Margaret
  • Branford Marsalis

    as Lester
  • Rob Reiner

    as Joel
  • Bruce Kirby

    as DeBenedetto
  • Joey DePinto

    as Sargeant
  • Annie Ross

    as Mrs. Hazeltine
  • Raye Birk

    as Pinsky
  • Oprah Winfrey

    as Herself
  • Olivia Brown

    as Ms. Gladstone
  • Philip Perlman

    as Mr. Perlman
  • Stu Silver

    as Ramon
  • J. Alan Thomas

    as Millington
  • Randall Miller

    as Bucky
  • Andre Rosey Brown

    as Rosey
  • Tony Ciccone

    as Mr. Lopez
  • Larry McCormick

    as Announcer
  • Peter Brocco

    as Old Man
  • Hettie Lynne Hurtes

    as Reporter
Directing Danny DeVito Director
Crew Vince Deadrick Jr. Stunts
Art William A. Elliott Art Direction
Sound David Newman Original Music Composer
Camera Barry Sonnenfeld Director of Photography
Art Ida Random Production Design
Crew John Frazier Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Vance Costume Design
Production Larry Brezner Producer
Art Anne D. McCulley Set Decoration
Sound Scott Hecker Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Ken Chase Makeup Artist
Sound David B. Cohn ADR Editor
Editing Michael Jablow Editor
Production Allegra Clegg Production Coordinator
Writing Stu Silver Screenplay
Art George Stokes Construction Coordinator
Crew Orwin C. Harvey Stunts
Art R. Gilbert Clayton Set Designer
Directing Joe Napolitano First Assistant Director
Crew Larry Holt Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Byrne Hairstylist
Art Joseph G. Pacelli Jr. Set Designer
Sound Bob Newlan Sound Editor
Art C.J. Maguire Property Master
Crew Vince Deadrick Sr. Stunt Coordinator
Camera M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Directing Esther Vivante Script Supervisor
Sound Robert R. Rutledge Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Dana Dru Evenson Stunts
Camera Fred Scialla Camera Operator
Crew Donna Garrett Stunts
Crew Marguerite Happy Stunts
Camera Laurel Moore Still Photographer
Sound Jerry Stanford Sound Editor
Sound Robert Waxman Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Michele Neely Costume Supervisor
Crew Richard Drown Stunts