Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Poisoned Pepsi

Tired of his mother’s abuse, Owen (Danny DeVito) poisons Momma’s (Anne Ramsey) Pepsi, but then has second thoughts.

Directed by Danny DeVito.

Released in 1987 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Son
  • character-type: Mother
  • action: Slap
  • action: Yell
  • action: Argue
  • editors-choice: Getting Slapped!
  • editors-choice: Insults / Comebacks
  • editors-choice: Jerks
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Action Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Dark Humor & Black Comedies
  • mood: Dark
  • mood: Funny
  • primary-occasion: Holidays
  • secondary-occasion: Mother's Day
  • prop: Soda
  • prop: Remote Control
  • prop: Cup
  • prop: Poison
  • setting: House
  • theme: Overreacting
  • theme: Defiance
  • theme: Control
  • theme: Conflict
  • actor: Danny DeVito
  • actor: Anne Ramsey
  • director: Danny DeVito
  • producer: J. Marina Muhlfriedel
  • producer: Larry Brezner
  • producer: Arne Schmidt
  • producer: Kristine Johnson
  • cinematographer: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • composer: David Newman
  • editor: Michael Jablow
  • costume-designer: Marilyn Vance
  • production-designer: Ida Random
  • role-name: Momma
  • role-name: Owen
  • screenwriter: Stu Silver
  • year: 1987
  • studio: MGM