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#786. Raising Arizona

  • Year: 1987
  • Country: USA
  • Production: Circle, 20th Century Fox, 94m
  • Director: Joel Coen
  • Producer: Ethan Coen
  • Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen
  • Photography: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Music: Carter Burwell
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall "Tex" Cobb

Abridged Book Description

The Coen brothers' enormously inventive second feature abandoned the noir mood of Blood Simple (1984) for this larger-than-life (but likewise intricately plotted) comedy featuring cartoon-style caricature... The film is as fervently and intelligently in love with tacky excess as anything dreamed up by Preston Sturges.