Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Modern US coins and a good reason for collecting coins
The 1987 Orion Pictures film "Throw Momma from the Train" is unusual in that the coins shown
are ordinary, but the reason for showing them is not.
He meets Billy Crystal as Larry who wants to get rid of his wife.
The men decide to exchange victims, an idea they get from an old movie.
happy events he shared with his father.
1. Owen - Danny DeVito
The film is a comedy about two men who "trade murders", inspired by an Alfred Hitchcock film.
The stars are Danny DeVito as Owen and Billy Crystal as Larry.
The coins are ordinary United States coins, but Owen explains that each is a memory of his father.
The men, who previously didn't like each other, now bond.
2. Larry - Billy Crystal
3. Owen retrieves his coin collection from a hiding place
Never showed it to anyone before.
4. Owen has stored the coins in envelopes
5. The coins in a row
Owen: See, nickel, nickel, quarter, quarter, penny.
Larry: Are any of these coins worth anything?
Larry: Why do you have them?
Owen: What do you mean?
Larry: The purpose of a coin collection is that the coins are worth something, Owen.
Oh but they are.
This one here I got in change when my dad took me to see Peter, Paul, and Mary.
6. Owen shows Larry a penny
This one I got in change when I bought a hot dog at the circus.
My daddy let me keep the change. He always let me keep it.
7. Owen picks up a quarter
This one is my favorite.
This is Martin and Lewis at the Hollywood Palladium.
Look at that.
See the way it shines on the little eagle?
I loved my dad a lot.
Larry: So this whole collection is, uh...
Owen: Change my daddy let me keep.
Larry: That's a real nice collection, Owen.
Owen: Thank you, Larry.
Danny DeVito as Owen
Billy Crystal as Larry
Anne Ramsey as Momma
Writer: Stu Silver