TOM HANKS and RITA WILSON were walking to their car in New York City on Wednesday night, and fans were crowding around them, trying to get autographs and selfies.
One guy got too close, and actually TRIPPED Rita. She didn't fall down, but it was the last straw for Tom.
He stopped, turned back toward the crowd, and yelled, quote, "This is my wife. Back the [eff] off!" And that did the trick.
(Being yelled at by Tom Hanks is like being yelled at by the one parent who never raises their voice, or that teacher you always thought loved you. It's not scary, but it's shocking . . . and it hurts.)