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Ruthless People (1986)



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In between such madcap surreal comedies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, the Zuckers and Jim Abrahams made this more character-oriented (but still madcap) comedy about four people in an escalating but continually failing revenge war against each other. Danny DeVito and Bette Midler lead the cast, and that tells you right there that the film will be loud and wild and brazen. It's crude, too, yet somehow wildly funny, perhaps because no matter how crazy the plot gets, the characters remain solid.