Danny Devito's millionaire character (he's a fashion designer called the Spandex Mini Skirt King) wants to murder his harping, overweight, annoying wife, played by Bette Midler. Fortunately for him, on the day he plans to take her out, Judge Reinhold and his wife kidnap Midler's character to get ransom and to get back at Devito for stealing their fashion ideas. Great! Now all Devito has to do is refuse to pay the ransom and go against all the kidnappers' demands, and his little problem will be solved! It's not so simple, and the plot turns crazy from that point, with some crosses and double-crosses, extortion of the chief of police, dumb boy-toy boyfriends, adulterous affairs, disturbed neighborhood serial killers, and clown suits.
Starring: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Anita Morris.
Directed by: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker.