Throw Momma From The Train

BBB.5

(out of 5)


This enjoyable comedy takes Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train and adds humour.  plays a put-upon mama’s boy who is so desperate to be free of his clingy mother (a very funny ) that he will even resort to murder to get rid of her.  After seeing Hitchcock’s film at a revue cinema, he pairs up with an equally frustrated divorcee () who is desperate to get rid of his ex-wife () but not willing to go as far as murder. Still, DeVito forges on with his side of the bargain and forces Crystal to do the same whether he wants to or not. Delightful performances make for a fun and memorable comedy.


Orion Pictures

USA, 1987

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nomination
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Ramsey as “Momma”)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Danny DeVito)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Anne Ramsey)

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