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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  2 February 2001 (USA)
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In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

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Storyline

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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bank | siren | 1930s | prophet | chain gang | See more »

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Sometimes, you have to lose your way to get back home See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$195,104 (USA) (29 December 2000)

Gross:

$45,506,619 (USA) (3 August 2001)
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Trivia

George Clooney agreed to do this film without having read the script. See more »

Goofs

Nelson asks if any of "you fellers" knows his way around a Walther PPK. He then pulls out a sub-machine gun. The Walther PPK is a pistol. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ulysses Everett McGill: Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
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The credit for Alan J. Schoolcraft, the president of operations for Mike Zoss Productions, is all in Spanish: "El Encargado de Mike Zoss Productions" See more »

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Version of Ulysses (1954) See more »

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In the Jailhouse Now
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Our favorite !!!
13 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband received DVD of OBWAT for Christmas and it was the best gift we received! We watch it every time we need to laugh and so far we have viewed it 12 times!The scenery in this movie is beautiful and the music is outstanding!We also purchased the soundtrack and we play it in our vehicles and at home when ever we need a pick me up and that too is daily!If anyone needs a suggestion for a good gift for movie lovers this movie is it!The characters are hilarious , charming , and their facial expressions are too funny to describe!I have always been a fan of George Clooney but now I am also a fan of Tim Blake Nelson(Delmar ) and John Turturro (Pete)and am now looking for them in other movies! You gotta see this movie!!!


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