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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This is one of the few Coen brothers movies to not be edited by the brothers themselves (under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes) along with Tricia Cooke. Michael R. Miller was the editor. See more »
In the picnic scene, where Dot and Ed are talking about the DIP/TET booster shots, Dot is squirting mustard on four pieces of bread. Yet when you see the bread a few camera shots later, the mustard squirts are different from the original designs Dot spread earlier. 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 »
Cage is 100% miscast as Southwestern Hick. Goodman is even worse as his loser friend in this obvious and stupid spoof. The Coen brothers get more kudos than any director/producers I know for perpetuating dumb stereotypes and absurd plots with obnoxious scores, all in the name of independent art. These films are independent, because any real studio would be ashamed to make such trash. This film defines the word, "mind-numbing."
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