The Ref (1994)

Director
Ted Demme

Main cast
Denis Leary; Judy Davis; Kevin Spacey; Glynis Johns; Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Genres
Comedy

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


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