Ways to Watch

On TV

Next: Mon, May 16, 12:30 PM ET/PT on FLIX
Upcoming Airings

Online

SHOWTIME
Available Now
Watch Now SHOWTIME ANYTIME
Available Now
Watch Now

On Demand

Available Now
Schedule

Don't Have Showtime?

Order Now

Ruthless People

Murder plots, inept kidnappers, fortune hunters and the "dumbest person in the world" are the stuff that drive this uproarious black comedy about a greedy businessman (Danny DeVito) who doesn't want his kidnapped wife (Bette Midler) returned to him alive. Judge Reinhold costars in this wacky blockbuster hit.

Written by: Dale Launer

Story "The Ransom of Red Chief" by: O. Henry

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Directed by: David Zucker

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Duration: 94 mins

Genre: Comedy

Advisories: Adult Content, Adult Language, Nudity, Mild Violence

Rating: R

Audio Format: English/Spanish, Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1

Video Format: Letterbox, Closed Captioning, HDTV

ActorCharacter
Danny DeVito Sam Stone
Judge Reinhold Ken Kessler
Helen Slater Sandy Kessler
Bette Midler Barbara Stone
Tonight on Showtime
9 PM ET/PT
Penny Dreadful: The Day Tennyson Died
10 PM ET/PT
House of Lies: End State Vision
10:30 PM ET/PT
DICE: Alimony
11 PM ET/PT
Gigolos: 608
11:30 PM ET/PT
DICE: Alimony
Schedules