Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

7.42 / Rated by 7 people

88 min.
Plot  Novelist Larry Donner (Billy Crystal) struggles with writer's block due to his resentment towards his ex-wife Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), who stole his book and garnered mainstream success and critical acclaim with it. Owen Lift (Danny DeVito) is a timid, middle-aged fellow who still lives with his overbearing, abusive mother (Anne Ramsey). Owen fantasizes about killing his mother but can't summon the courage to bring his desires into fruition. As a student in Larry's community college writing class, Owen is given advice by Larry to view an Alfred Hitchcock film to gain some insight into plot development for his mystery stories. He sees ''Strangers on a Train'', in which two strangers conspire to commit a murder for each other, figuring their lack of connection to the victim will, in theory, establish a perfect alibi. Having overheard Larry's public rant that he wished his ex-wife dead, Owen forms a plan to kill Margaret, believing that Larry will, in return, kill his mother.




Danny DeVito
Owen Lift
Billy Crystal
Larry Donner
Anne Ramsey
Momma Lift
Kim Greist
Kate Mulgrew
Margaret Donner
Rob Reiner
Larry's agent Joel
Bruce Kirby
Detective DeBenedetto
Oprah Winfrey


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Throw Momma from the Train
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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CK rated Throw Momma from the Train (1987) with 8.0 stars / 21.04.2015

Bultan rated Throw Momma from the Train (1987) with 8.0 stars / 29.12.2014

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