"Throw Momma From The Train" Is Released

Throw Momma from the Train is a comedy film released in 1987.

The movie was inspired by the 1951 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train, which also plays a role in the film. The 1987 film's title comes from the 1956 hit song, Mama From the Train (A Kiss, A Kiss) written by Irving Gordon and sung by Patti Page.

Throw Momma from the Train stars Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito (who also directed), Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Rob Reiner, Branford Marsalis, and Kate Mulgrew, with a cameo appearance from Oprah Winfrey. The film received mixed reviews but was a major commercial success. Anne Ramsey was singled out for praise and her portrayal of the maniacal and overbearing Mrs. Lift and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Two men have someone they would dearly love dead; One his ex-wife who is making his life miserable, the other his domineering, nasty mother. What could be simpler than exchanging murders to avoid any possible complicity. Momma turns out to be a hard nut to crack, not to mention the guilt. Written by John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}

A writing professor with a literary grudge against his ex-wife is continually badgered by one of his students: a deranged man who offers to kill his former spouse in the event that the professor, in turn, kills his overly-dominating mother. Written by famouscasey

Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's students offers Larry to kill Larry's Ex-wife and in return Owen wants Larry to kill his horrible mother. Larry thinks it is a joke, until he learns Owen killed his Ex-wife and he has become the prime suspect. Is Larry's Ex-wife really dead? and will Larry kill Owen's mother who is one tough woman to kill? Written by Daniel Williamson