History Film / ThrowMommaFromTheTrain

3rd Dec '17 9:06:20 AM AnotherGuy
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* MadeOfIron: Larry gets ''abused'' during the film, including getting his over the head with a frying pan, getting his nuts crushed by a cane, tumbling violently down a flight of stairs, and pushed off a moving train. Momma even thinks he's dead after falling down the stairs!

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* MadeOfIron: Larry gets ''abused'' during the film, including getting his hit over the head with a frying pan, getting his nuts crushed by a cane, tumbling violently down a flight of stairs, and pushed off a moving train. Momma even thinks he's dead after falling down the stairs!
3rd Dec '17 9:06:05 AM AnotherGuy
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* MadeOfIron: Larry gets ''abused'' during the film, including getting his over the head with a frying pan, getting his nuts crushed by a cane, tumbling violently down a flight of stairs, and pushed off a moving train. Momma even thinks he's dead after falling down the stairs!
3rd Dec '17 7:22:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* TitledAfterTheSong: It's a play on the chorus of the 1956 Patti Page song "Mama from the Train".

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* TitledAfterTheSong: It's a play on the awkwardly-worded chorus of the 1956 Patti Page song "Mama from the Train".
3rd Dec '17 7:15:45 AM Mdumas43073
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Writer Larry Donner (Crystal), suffering from severe writer's block, has taken to teaching writing to aspiring (if not necessarily talented) would-be writers, and thus meets simpleton Owen Lift ([=DeVito=]). Larry is wracked with jealous rage over his ex-wife Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), who became a world-famous author after stealing his book and publishing it as her own. Owen, meanwhile, fantasizes about offing [[MyBelovedSmother his abusive Momma]] (Anne Ramsey). After being instructed by Larry [[StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder to see some Hitchcock films]] to help him learn how to write murder mysteries, Owen comes to believe Larry was secretly sending him a message to exchange murders after watching ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'': Owen is to kill Margaret, and Larry is to kill Owen's monstrous mother. Larry becomes entwined with the idiot "couch potato" when he goes on the lam from being a major suspect in Margaret's murder, since Owen failed to tell him of his intent and didn't allow Larry to create an alibi.

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Writer Larry Donner (Crystal), suffering from severe writer's block, has taken to teaching writing to aspiring (if not necessarily talented) would-be writers, and thus meets simpleton Owen Lift ([=DeVito=]). Larry is wracked with jealous rage over his ex-wife Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), who became a world-famous author after stealing his book and publishing it as her own. Owen, meanwhile, fantasizes about offing [[MyBelovedSmother his abusive Momma]] (Anne Ramsey).

After being instructed by Larry [[StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder to see some Hitchcock films]] to help him learn how to write murder mysteries, Owen comes to believe Larry was secretly sending him a message to exchange murders after watching ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'': Owen is to kill Margaret, and Larry is to kill Owen's monstrous mother. Larry becomes entwined with the idiot "couch potato" when he goes on the lam from being a major suspect in Margaret's murder, since Owen failed to tell him of his intent and didn't allow Larry to create an alibi.
3rd Dec '17 7:14:52 AM Mdumas43073
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''Throw Momma From the Train'' is a 1987 BlackComedy directed by Creator/DannyDeVito, who stars along with Creator/BillyCrystal.

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''Throw Momma From from the Train'' is a 1987 BlackComedy directed by Creator/DannyDeVito, who stars along with Creator/BillyCrystal.



* TitleDrop: The name of Larry's novel is ''Throw Momma From the Train.''

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* TitleDrop: The name of Larry's novel is ''Throw Momma From from the Train.''Train''.
* TitledAfterTheSong: It's a play on the chorus of the 1956 Patti Page song "Mama from the Train".
-->Throw mama from the train a kiss, a kiss\\
Wave mama from the train a goodbye\\
Throw mama from the train a kiss, a kiss\\
And don't cry, my baby, don't cry
31st Mar '17 2:43:28 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo / AsHerself: OprahWinfrey.

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* TheCameo / AsHerself: OprahWinfrey.Creator/OprahWinfrey.
4th Mar '17 11:21:33 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* TranquilFury: "Where are you going?" "I'm gonna kill the bitch. You want anything?"[[note]]"You can get me a Chunky."[[/note]]

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* TranquilFury: "Where are you going?" "I'm gonna kill the bitch. You want anything?"[[note]]"You can anything?"[[note]]"Can you get me a Chunky."[[/note]]Chunky?"[[/note]]
2nd Feb '17 2:21:48 PM steveskinner
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* ProductPlacement: There are several obvious close-up shots of brand names throughout the film, including a Zenith TV remote (when Larry turns on the TV to see Margaret on ''Oprah''), Scotch tape (when Larry starts putting tape on his face out of boredom), and a Pepsi bottle (during Owen's aborted attempt to poison Momma).
2nd Feb '17 2:11:37 PM steveskinner
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* GoshDangItToHeck: One of Larry's students who overheard Larry screaming, "That '''slut''', I wish she were dead!" tells the police, "I heard him call her a very bad name, and that he wished she were dead."

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* GoshDangItToHeck: One of Larry's students who overheard Larry screaming, "That '''slut''', '''slut'''! I hate her, I wish she were was dead!" tells the police, "I heard him call "He called her a very bad name, and that he wished screamed, 'I hate her, I wish she were dead."'"
4th Jan '17 11:47:22 PM DivineDeath
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** Momma's not much better, being at best abusive of Owen. However, she's also suffering dementia.

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** Momma's not much better, being at best abusive of Owen. However, she's also suffering dementia. [[spoiler:Also subverted, because while she ''does'' die, it's from natural causes.]]
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