The Ref

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

Category: Comedy
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1994-03-09
Run time: 97 minute / 1:37
Budget: $11,000,000
Revenue: $11,439,193
Director: Ted Demme
Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Marie Weiss.
Production Companies : Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Touchstone Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Denis Leary
as Gus
Judy Davis
as Caroline Chasseur
Kevin Spacey
as Lloyd Chasseur
Glynis Johns
as Rose Chasseur
Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.
as Jesse Chasseur
Raymond J. Barry
as Lt. Huff
Richard Bright
as Murray
Christine Baranski
as Connie Chasseur
Adam LeFevre
as Gary Chasseur
J.K. Simmons
as Siskel
BD Wong
as Dr. Wong, Marriage Counselor
John Scurti
as Lt. Steve Milford
Bill Raymond
as George
Phillip Nicoll
as John
Ellie Raab
as Mary
Jim Turner
as Phil
Herbie Ade
as Bartender
Ron Gabriel
as Limo Driver
Scott Walker
as Prosecutor
Edward Saxon
as Reporter
Donna Holgate
as Newscaster
Kenneth Utt
as Jeremiah Willard
Marilyn Stonehouse
as Store Cashier
Victoria Mitchell
as Store Customer
Cort Day
as Salvation Army Volunteer
Robert Ridgely
as Bob Burley
John E. Campbell
as Santa Family #1
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Don Simpson Executive Producer
Howard Feuer Casting

Richard LaGravenese Screenplay

Richard LaGravenese Producer
Ronald M. Bozman Producer

Adam Kimmel Director of Photography

Jaro Dick Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Judianna Makovsky Costume Design

John Stoneham Jr. Stunts

Dan Davis Production Design
Dennis Davenport Art Direction

Ted Demme Director

Jeffrey Wolf Editor

David A. Stewart Original Music Composer

Matt Birman Stunts

Marilyn Stonehouse Unit Production Manager

Matthias Gohl Music Arranger

Branko Racki Stunt Coordinator
Rick Forsayeth Stunts

Costume & Make-Up
Irene Kent Makeup Artist

William Spahic First Assistant Director

Marie Weiss Screenplay
Marie Weiss Story

Jeffrey Weiss Producer

Larry A. McLean Stunts

Amanda Scheer-Demme Music Consultant
Bruce Carwardine Sound Mixer

Andrew Shea First Assistant Director

Stephen McLaughlin Music Producer

Mark Brunzell Stunts
Risa Litwin Stunts
Helen Scott Stunts

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