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Larry Donner, an author with a cruel ex-wife, teaches a writing workshop in which one of his students, Owen, is fed up with his domineering mother. When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie's plot into action and offers to kill Larry's ex-wife, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems t...

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Directed by

Danny DeVito

Written by

Stu Silver (Screenplay)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Owen asked his friend, Larry, for a small favor...

Cast

Keywords

murder train mother ex-wife

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role