88 mins PG 13 Throw Momma From the Train | 1987 Comedy, Mystery A man tries to get his creative writing teacher to kill his abusive mother. 88 mins PG 13 Director: Danny DeVito Writers: Stu Silver Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist | See full cast & crew » Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 2 nominations | full awards » Jump to Related Articles Photos Cast & Crew 3Awards Synopsis Cast Danny DeVito ... Owen Actor Billy Crystal ... Larry Actor Kim Greist ... Beth Actor Anne Ramsey ... Momma Actor Kate Mulgrew ... Margaret Actor Rob Reiner ... Joel Actor Branford Marsalis ... Lester Actor Bruce Kirby ... Detective DeBenedetto Actor Joey DePinto ... Sergeant Actor Annie Louise Ross ... Mrs Hazeltine Actor Raye Birk ... Pinsky Actor Oprah Winfrey ... Herself Actor Full Cast & Crew Director Danny DeVito Director Full Cast & Crew Writers Stu Silver Screenplay Full Cast & Crew Company Burman Studios Inc. Production Company CFI Hollywood Production Company Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. Production Company D Bassett & Associates Inc Production Company Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Production Company Hansard Enterprises Inc Production Company Full Cast & Crew Synopsis A man tries to get his creative writing teacher to kill his abusive mother.