Recidivist hold-up man H.I. McDonnough and police woman Edwina marry, only to discover they are unable to conceive a child. Desperate for a baby, the pair decide to kidnap one of the quintuplets of furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona. The McDonnoughs try to keep their crime secret, while friends, co-workers and a feral bounty hunter look to use Nathan Jr. for their own purposes. Written by
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There really is a Farmers & Mechanics Bank (though note that in the film it's Farmers and Mechanics Bank, with "and" instead of an ampersand) in Galesburg, Illinois. But there was a bank of the same name (relationship to the Illinois bank unknown) in the Coen Brothers' home town of Minneapolis. The bank no longer operates in the Twin Cities, but its 1942 building is considered historically significant and is now a hotel. See more »
The "Deep Southern" accent of the main characters, is not typical of Arizona. See more »
My name is H.I. McDonnaugh. Call me Hi.
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filmed on location in Valley of the Sun, Arizona -- a great place to raise your kids See more »
Cohen brothers comedy with great entertainment and fun
This amusing picture concerns about an ex-convict (Nicolas Cage) who falls in love for a policewoman (Holly Hunter) who makes him a picture each time he goes to prison . Both of whom wish sons but cannot have any . Then they decide to abduct one from a couple with five children . Meanwhile , a pair of ex convicts (John Goodman and William Forshyte) meddle themselves in their marriage life . Besides , a bounty hunter (Randall Tex Cobb) called the ¨lone biker of apocalypse¨ sets off in pursuit of the protagonists for the obtaining the reward offered by the child's dad.
The film blends irony , humor , tongue in check, chase scenes, slapstick and is very amusing and entertaining . It's a splendid comedy with set pieces cartoon where the action and humor is continuous since the presentation until the ending . Enthusiastic performances by the two stars , Nicolas Cage is perfectly casted and Holly Hunter is sympathetic and attractive . The movie has its moments here and there and is pretty enjoyable and bemusing. Breathtaking cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld who makes a great camera work , after became a famous director with many smash hits (Men in black). Excellent musical score by Carter Burwell (Rob Roy), he's habitual musician of Cohen brothers films . Rating : High recommendation. Above average . Well worth watching.
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