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Raising Arizona (1987)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  13 March 1987 (USA)
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When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintupelets, their lives get more complicated than they anticipated.

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T.J. Kuhn ...
Nathan Arizona Jr. (as T.J. Kuhn Jr.)
Lynne Kitei ...
Florence Arizona (as Lynne Dumin Kitei)
Peter Benedek ...
Charles 'Lew' Smith ...
Warren Keith ...
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Henry Kendrick ...
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Sidney Dawson ...
Moses, Ear-Bending Cellmate
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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 Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,847,564 (USA)
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Nathan, Jr. doesn't cry at all throughout the entire movie. But all the other main characters do at some point. See more »

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HI and Edwina's Chevy alternates between a 72 Impala 4 door post sedan and a 1974 4 door hardtop quite blatantly throughout the film. See more »

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[first lines]
H.I.: [voiceover] My name is H.I. McDonnaugh. Call me Hi.
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A Coen movie I do not like...
31 March 2002 | by (Leiden, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

... nearly as much as I like the other Coen movies I've seen (I have not yet seen Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy). Raising Arizona tries way too hard to be funny, sometimes in a Benny-Hill-kind of way, e.g. with Cage running around, dogs chasing him. I don't get it. Still, the movie's got a few genuinely humorous moments.

Considering the fact that almost all comments for this one are positive, I checked Raising Arizona's average rating of 7.6 against the ratings for other Coen movies. I was somewhat relieved to find that this movie has the lowest (average) rating of the Coen movies I've seen up to now.

A 6 out of 10.


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