Ruthless People (1986)

Ruthless People
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords black comedy, kidnap, revenge
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rick Kline Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000005
Kevin O'Connell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000006
Charles L Campbell Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000007
Donald O Mitchell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
David W Gray Audio Consultant sound editor consultant 120934 14000003
Bella Brookalyna Wardrobe n/a 120823 13000005
Larry Singer ADR Editor ADR editor supervisor 220 14000001
Alan Nineberg ADR Editor n/a 220 14000002
Louis L Edemann Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000008
Larry Carow Sound Editor n/a 229 14000009
Frank Wolf Sound Editor (music) 229 14000014
Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Phil Adams Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Thomas Causey Sound Editor n/a 229 14000013
Chuck Neeley Sound Editor n/a 229 14000012
Samuel C Crutcher Sound Editor n/a 229 14000010
Mike Dobie Sound Editor n/a 229 14000011
Brad Wilder Makeup n/a 353 13000004
Francisca Vega-Buck Costumes costumer 120828 13000003
Luther Vandross Song Performer ("Give Me the Reason") 120788 8000026
Kool & The Gang Song Performer ("Dance Champion") 120788 8000027
Paul Young Song Performer ("Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)") 120788 8000028
Dan Hartman Song Performer ("Waiting to See You") 120788 8000025
Billy Joel Song Performer ("Modern Woman") 120788 8000024
Mick Jagger Song Performer ("Ruthless People") 120788 8000022
Bruce Springsteen Song Performer ("Stand on It") 120788 8000023
The Machinations Song Performer ("No Say in It") 120788 8000029
Nicole Song Performer ("Don't You Want My Love") 120788 8000030
Lilly Kilvert Consultant visual consultant 120784 12000001
Rosanna Norton Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Eric H Sandberg Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Ellen Chenoweth Casting n/a 179 10000001
William Teegarden Set Designer set design 202 9000003
Anne D McCulley Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Don Woodruff Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Gregory J Barnett Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Ray Bickel Stunts n/a 240 19000004
John Frazier Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Rocky Allen Gehr Special Effects n/a 168 23000002
Sally Cruikshank Animator animation sequence producer 483 23000003
Ted White Stunts n/a 240 19000027
Mike Watson Stunts n/a 240 19000026
Ben R Scott Stunts n/a 240 19000023
John-Clay Scott Stunts n/a 240 19000024
Brian Smrz Stunts n/a 240 19000025
Jon Hutman Assistant (to Lilly Kilvert) 120820 25000001
Heidi Schulte Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Rodney Liber Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Carl Mazzocone Other special projects 120795 26000001
Don Levy Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Joni Chadkin Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Louis Phillips Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Jill Vandermeer Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Caroline Blair Production Assistant n/a 275 25000004
Pat Romano Stunts n/a 240 19000022
Carol Rees Stunts n/a 240 19000021
Richard Drown Stunts n/a 240 19000009
Diamond Farnsworth Stunts n/a 240 19000010
Ralph Garrett Stunts n/a 240 19000011
Vincent Deadrick Sr. Stunts n/a 240 19000008
Charles Croughwell Stunts n/a 240 19000007
Bradley J Bovee Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Danny Costa Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Gene Hartline Stunts n/a 240 19000012
Loren Janes Stunts n/a 240 19000013
Faith Minton Stunts n/a 240 19000018
Carol Neilson Stunts n/a 240 19000019
Kathleen O'Haco Stunts n/a 240 19000020
Max Kleven Stunts n/a 240 19000017
Wayne A King Stunts n/a 240 19000016
Sasha Jenson Stunts n/a 240 19000014
Tracy Keehn Dashnaw Stunts n/a 240 19000015
A Nova Song ("Don't You Want My Love") 120859 8000021
The Machinations Song n/a 120859 8000020
Janet Rotblatt Actor Secretary to Chief of Police 1 1000025
Charlotte Zucker Actor Judge 1 1000026
Arturo Bonilla Actor Waiter 1 1000027
Louise Yaffe Actor Social Worker 1 1000024
Charles A Vanegas Actor Arresting Cop 1 1000023
Frank Sivero Actor Mugger 1 1000020
Arnold Turner Actor Cop with Killer Picture 1 1000021
Bob Tzudiker Actor Sam's Attorney 1 1000022
Rick DeReyes Actor Newscaster 1 1000028
Mie Hunt Actor Newscaster 1 1000029
Twyla S Littleton Actor Model 1 1000034
Mary Elizabeth Thompson Actor Elderly Woman 1 1000035
Jerry Zucker Director n/a 2 2000001
Richard Wilson Actor Aerobics Instructor 1 1000033
Beth R Johnson Actor Aerobics Instructor 1 1000032
Ron Tank Actor Newscaster 1 1000030
Susan Stadner Actor Aerobics Instructor 1 1000031
Henry Noguchi Actor Coroner 1 1000019
Christopher J Keen Actor Cop at Jail 1 1000018
Bill Pullman Actor Earl 1 1000006
William G Schilling Actor Police Commissioner 1 1000007
Art Evans Actor Lieutenant Bender 1 1000008
Anita Morris Actor Carol 1 1000005
Helen Slater Actor Sandy Kessler 1 1000004
Bette Midler Actor Barbara Stone 1 1000002
Judge Reinhold Actor Ken Kessler 1 1000003
Clarence Felder Actor Lieutenant Walters 1 1000009
J. E. Freeman Actor Bedroom Killer 1 1000010
Jon Cutler Actor Stereo Store Customer 1 1000015
Susan Marie Snyder Actor Stereo Store Customer 1 1000016
Jim Doughan Actor Cop at Sam's House 1 1000017
J P Bumstead Actor Technician 1 1000014
Jeannine Bisignano Actor Hooker in Car 1 1000013
Gary Riley Actor Heavy Metal Kid 1 1000011
Phyllis Applegate Actor Loan Officer 1 1000012
Jim Abrahams Director n/a 2 2000002
David Zucker Director n/a 2 2000003
Bruce Springsteen Song n/a 120859 8000008
Billy Joel Song n/a 120859 8000009
Dan Hartman Song n/a 120859 8000010
Mick Jagger Song n/a 120859 8000007
Dave Stewart Song ("Ruthless People") 120859 8000006
Tony Mottola Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000004
Daryl Hall Song ("Ruthless People") 120859 8000005
Charlie Midnight Song ("Waiting to See You") 120859 8000011
Luther Vandross Song n/a 120859 8000012
Marvin Gaye Song ("Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)") 120859 8000017
Barrett Strong Song (""Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)") 120859 8000018
Norman Whitfield Song ("Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)") 120859 8000019
Kool & The Gang Song n/a 120859 8000016
James "JT" Taylor Song ("Dance Champion") 120859 8000015
Nat Adderly Jr. Song ("Give Me the Reason") 120859 8000013
Ronald Bell Song ("Dance Champion") 120859 8000014
Phil Ramone Music Producer n/a 323 8000003
Michael Tronick Music Editor n/a 214 8000002
Dale Launer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jeffrey Chernov Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Bill Beasley Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Walter Yetnikoff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Joanna Lancaster Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Michael Peyser Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Wagner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Bruce Allen Humphrey Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Danielle J Weiss Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Arthur Schmidt Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gib Jaffe Editor n/a 172 7000002
Michel Colombier Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Scott Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Jan De Bont Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Richard Davis Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Karen Penhale Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000006
Danny DeVito Actor Sam Stone 1 1000001
Synopsis
Sam Kessler is a ruthless, wealthy man and his wife Barbara is an obnoxious, spoiled woman. Ken and Sandy Kessler have been cheated by Sam and decide to kidnap Barbara and hold her for ransom to even the score. But Sam is happy to be rid his wife and refuses to pay, and when they threaten to kill her he celebrates. So the Kesslers have to find a different way to get their revenge against Sam.