Throw Momma from the Train

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Overview

Throw Momma From the Train gets re-released on DVD with this edition from MGM Home Entertainment. Carried over from the previous release is the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen picture and the English and French Dolby Digital Stereo tracks, along with the collection of four deleted scenes and the original theatrical trailer. While the thought of the cut scenes might be tantalizing, the scenes themselves are anything but. You get a few throwaway moments with Danny DeVito stalking Billy Crystal, while another part ...
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Overview

Throw Momma From the Train gets re-released on DVD with this edition from MGM Home Entertainment. Carried over from the previous release is the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen picture and the English and French Dolby Digital Stereo tracks, along with the collection of four deleted scenes and the original theatrical trailer. While the thought of the cut scenes might be tantalizing, the scenes themselves are anything but. You get a few throwaway moments with Danny DeVito stalking Billy Crystal, while another part finds Crystal doing an uneven comedy bit that nearly demanded the cutting room floor's attention. Those who already own the previous 2001 disc need not upgrade to this one, while the rest of the film's fans should be happy to own the film in a nice presentation with some extra tidbits thrown in.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Director Danny DeVito guides this black comedy with a demented oddball vision and also turns in a magnificently eccentric performance as the diminutive schnook, Owen. The film itself is a sickly hilarious Keystone capers-style comedy punctuated by some great acting and dialogue. Billy Crystal gives a nice performance in the lead, but it is the late Anne Ramsey as the ghoulish Momma who makes your skin crawl even as you howl with laughter. The story borrows its favor-for-a-favor murder premise from Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, and then spins it into a slapstick riot. Filled with great gags and such classic knee-slapping one-liners as (when DeVito is trying to persuade Crystal to kill Momma) "Well, at least meet her, maybe she'd be someone you'd like to kill." This is well-written, funny stuff, making this film one of the better comedies of the late 20th century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2005
  • UPC: 027616927835
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Remastered / Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,068

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danny DeVito Owen Lift
Billy Crystal Larry Donner
Anne Ramsey Momma
Kim Greist Beth
Kate Mulgrew Margaret, Larry's Ex-Wife
Branford Marsalis Lester
Annie Ross Mrs. Hazeltine
Rob Reiner Joel
Bruce Kirby Detective DeBenedetto
Oprah Winfrey Herself
Raye Birk Pinsky
Peter Brocco Old Man
Andre Rosey Brown Rosey
Olivia Brown Ms. Gladstone
Joey de Pinto Sergeant
Hettie Lynne Hurtes Reporter
Larry McCormick Announcer
Randall Miller Bucky
Philip Perlman Mr. Perlman
Stu Silver Ramon
Technical Credits
Danny DeVito Director
Larry Brezner Producer
Ken Chase Makeup
William Elliott Art Director
M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Michael Jablow Editor
Kristine Johnson Co-producer
Anne McCulley Set Decoration/Design
Joe Napolitano Asst. Director
Charles James Newirth Production Manager
David Newman Score Composer
Ida Random Production Designer
Robert R. Rutledge Sound/Sound Designer
Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Stu Silver Screenwriter
Barry Sonnenfeld Cinematographer
Marilyn Kay Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
Marilyn Vance Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Title/Writer's Block [6:07]
2. A Soda for Momma [2:09]
3. Writing Rules [4:52]
4. "The Night Was..." [3:16]
5. A Public Passion [3:22]
6. Writers on a Train [9:16]
7. A Perfect Murder [6:25]
8. "It's Done" [6:15]
9. Conditional Confession [7:14]
10. Cousin Paddy [6:29]
11. The Fugitive [4:56]
12. The Tea Cop [4:05]
13. Plan B [5:59]
14. Sultry on the Train [5:47]
15. Once and for All [6:47]
16. Cryptic Ending/Credits [4:33]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes
         Owen Stalks Larry
         Owen Confronts Larry After Class
         Owen Meets Larry About Story
         Larry at Class
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Thoroughly entertaining

    Highly entertaining, one of those outrageously ridiculous and original plots that actually works well, great performances by all, interesting to see Kate Mulgrew playing the role of the ex-wife (a new one for her)

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