Drunken Yoda is back with a new edition of The Overlooked. This is where we revisit a movie that may well have passed you by. Some good, some great, movies don’t get a lot of traction on release for no real reason. These are what we cover in this feature. This time, The Ref.

The Ref (Hostile Hostages in some countries) is a 1994 American black-comedy film directed by Ted Demme, starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.

After Ted Demme directed comedian Denis Leary in No Cure for Cancer, a stand-up comedy special for Showtime, they got the script for The Ref and decided to do it together.

Leary took the project as part of his three-picture deal with Disney at the time. Legendary producer Don Simpson described the overall tone of The Ref as:

“…biting and sarcastic. Just my nature.”

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