The Ref

The Ref (1994)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1994-03-09
  • User Rating: 6.558/10 from 318 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ted Demme
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From 318 Ratings


A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.


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  • 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
  • Rutanya Alda

    as Linda
Editing Jeffrey Wolf Editor
Sound Dave Stewart Original Music Composer
Directing Ted Demme Director
Camera Adam Kimmel Director of Photography
Writing Richard LaGravenese Screenplay
Production Don Simpson Executive Producer
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Writing Marie Weiss Story
Art Dan Davis Production Design
Production Ronald M. Bozman Producer
Production Jeffrey Weiss Producer
Art Dennis Davenport Art Direction
Writing Marie Weiss Screenplay
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Sound Matthias Gohl Music Arranger
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Music Producer
Costume & Make-Up Judianna Makovsky Costume Design
Production Richard LaGravenese Producer
Crew Branko Racki Stunt Coordinator
Crew John Stoneham Jr. Stunts
Sound Bruce Carwardine Sound Mixer
Crew Rick Forsayeth Stunts
Sound Amanda Scheer-Demme Music Consultant
Crew Larry A. McLean Stunts
Crew Mark Brunzell Stunts
Directing William Spahic First Assistant Director
Art Jaro Dick Set Decoration
Crew Matt Birman Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Irene Kent Makeup Artist
Crew Helen Scott Stunts
Production Marilyn Stonehouse Unit Production Manager
Crew Risa Litwin Stunts
Directing Andrew Shea First Assistant Director
Sound Stuart Levy Supervising Sound Editor
Sound John Purcell Dialogue Editor
Sound Peter Waggoner Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Kim W. Chow Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Patti Unger Wardrobe Supervisor
Editing John Gilroy Associate Editor
Production Deborah Zwicker Production Coordinator
Sound Todd Kasow Music Editor
Directing Blanche McDermaid Script Supervisor
Directing Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez Third Assistant Director
Crew Tim Murton Scenic Artist
Directing Ron Oxley Second Assistant Director
Camera Michael Ringston Assistant Camera