The Ref

The Ref (1994)

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

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1994-03-09
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 133 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Summary

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.

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Directing Ted Demme Director
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Sound David A. Stewart Original Music Composer
Writing Richard LaGravenese Screenplay
Editing Jeffrey Wolf Editor
Camera Adam Kimmel Director of Photography
Writing Marie Weiss Screenplay
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Production Jeffrey Weiss Producer
Production Ronald M. Bozman Producer
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Production Don Simpson Executive Producer
Art Dan Davis Production Design
Art Dennis Davenport Art Direction
Writing Marie Weiss Story
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Music Producer
Sound Matthias Gohl Music Arranger

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