Drowning Mona

Character: Rona

Directed by: Nick Gomez

Written by: Peter Steinfeld

Produced by: Al Corley

Cast Members: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Casey Affleck, William Fichtner, Marcus Thomas, Peter Dobson

Released date: March 3, 2000

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny DeVito) immediately suspects murder rather than an accident. But, since the whole community of Verplanck, N.Y., shares a deep hatred for this unceasingly spiteful woman, Rash finds his murder investigation overwhelmed with potential suspects.


• 1 murder. 460 prime suspects. Not so much of a ‘who done it’ as a ‘who didn’t’.
• The death of Mona Dearly wasn’t so much a whodunnit, as a who didn’t.
• Who wanted to see Mona Dearly dead? Take a number.


→ Rona Mace (Jamie Lee Curtis) is an anagram for “a romance”.

Character’s Quotes

♦ Some shame ’bout that Mona Dearly. I mean, so young.
♦ Good luck doesn’t happen to people like us. Good luck happens to Madonna.

Script developed by Never Enough Design