Ratings

TMDB Rating 6.6
IMDB Rating 6.9
RottenTomatoes Rating 71%

Financials

Revenue: $11,439,193

Budget: $11,000,000

Profit: + $439,193


Movie Details

Tag Line: They might be his hostages but what they're doing to this guy is criminal.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Mar 9, 1994

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 37m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films , Touchstone Pictures


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Synopsis

Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at gunpoint. The gunman is Gus, a thief on the run from the police, who kidnaps the couple as an insurance policy, planning to use their home as a hideout. But their incessant bickering proves more than Gus bargained for, forcing him -- for the sake of his own sanity -- into the unenviable role of peacemaker. To make things even worse for Gus, he discovers that he has taken the couple hostage the night of their big Christmas party, and the guests are already on the way. Not wanting to leave Lloyd and Caroline unattended, Gus opts to attend the party, pretending to be the couple's marriage counselor. This naturally leads to a series of comic confusions, as the hostage crisis and marital tensions head towards their inevitable conclusion.


Main Cast

Denis Leary

Denis Leary

Gus

Age : 63 | Popularity : 16%

Judy Davis

Judy Davis

Caroline Chasseur

Age : 66 | Popularity : 12%

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Lloyd Chasseur

Age : 61 | Popularity : 44%

Glynis Johns

Glynis Johns

Rose Chasseur

Age : 97 | Popularity : 13%

Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Jesse Chasseur

Age : 42 | Popularity : 3%

Raymond J. Barry

Raymond J. Barry

Lt. Huff

Age : 82 | Popularity : 20%

Richard Bright

Richard Bright

Murray

Age : 68 | Popularity : 7%

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Connie Chasseur

Age : 69 | Popularity : 18%


Crew

Department Role Name
Production Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Richard LaGravenese
Richard LaGravenese
Ronald M. Bozman
Ronald M. Bozman
Jeffrey Weiss
Jeffrey Weiss
Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jerry Bruckheimer
Don Simpson
Don Simpson
Casting
Howard Feuer
Howard Feuer
Unit Production Manager
Marilyn Stonehouse
Marilyn Stonehouse
Writing Screenplay
Richard LaGravenese
Richard LaGravenese
Marie Weiss
Marie Weiss
Story
Marie Weiss
Marie Weiss
Camera Director of Photography
Adam Kimmel
Adam Kimmel
Art Set Decoration
Jaro Dick
Jaro Dick
Production Design
Dan Davis
Dan Davis
Art Direction
Dennis Davenport
Dennis Davenport
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Judianna Makovsky
Judianna Makovsky
Makeup Artist
Irene Kent
Irene Kent
Crew Stunts
John Stoneham Jr.
John Stoneham Jr.
Matt Birman
Matt Birman
Rick Forsayeth
Rick Forsayeth
Larry A. McLean
Larry A. McLean
Mark Brunzell
Mark Brunzell
Risa Litwin
Risa Litwin
Helen Scott
Helen Scott
Stunt Coordinator
Branko Racki
Branko Racki
Directing Director
Ted Demme
Ted Demme
First Assistant Director
William Spahic
William Spahic
Andrew Shea
Andrew Shea
Editing Editor
Jeffrey Wolf
Jeffrey Wolf
Sound Original Music Composer
David A. Stewart
David A. Stewart
Music Arranger
Matthias Gohl
Matthias Gohl
Music Consultant
Amanda Scheer-Demme
Amanda Scheer-Demme
Sound Mixer
Bruce Carwardine
Bruce Carwardine
Music Producer
Stephen McLaughlin
Stephen McLaughlin
Department Role Name

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