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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The $30,000 that Leonard Smalls talks about as "1954 dollars" would be equal to just over $250,000 in "2013 dollars". See more »
The grocery store manager is clearly seen putting two shells in a double-barrel shotgun, but then fires at H.I. several times in rapid succession. (Intentionally done by filmmakers to illustrate how H.I. can never catch a break.) 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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