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Throw Momma from the Train [1987] (1 disc)

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Director:Danny DeVito
Writer:Stu Silver
Composer:David Newman
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Dark Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Dark Comedy
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Synopsis: Larry teaches writing and wishes his ex-wife were dead. Owen is in his class and wishes his mother were dead. Maybe they could work together on this.


Reaction: Verges on farce at times, but it works for the movie.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"You don't have a cousin patty!"
"You lied to me!" *CLANG*

Select Cast and Crew
Danny DeVito => Director / Owen
Stu Silver => Writer / Ramon
David Newman => Composer
Andre Rosey Brown => Rosey (as Andre 'Rosey' Brown)
Anne Ramsey => Momma
Annie Ross => Mrs. Hazeltine
Billy Crystal => Larry
Branford Marsalis => Lester
Bruce Kirby => Detective DeBenedetto
J. Alan Thomas => Millington
Joey DePinto => Sargeant
Kate Mulgrew => Margaret
Kim Greist => Beth
Olivia Brown => Ms. Gladstone
Oprah Winfrey => Herself
Philip Perlman => Mr. Perlman
Randall Miller => Bucky
Raye Birk => Pinsky
Rob Reiner => Joel
Tony Ciccone => Mr. Lopez

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The title comes from the Patti Page song {Mama From The Train}: "Throw Mama From the Train, a kiss, a kiss, Wave Mama from the train a goodbye..."