A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems. Written by
This is the first Coen brothers film where Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are both given directing and producing credits. They have shared these duties on all of their films, but Joel has always been listed as the director, and Ethan as producer. See more »
When Mrs. Munson is sitting in front of the painting at the very beginning of the movie, we see her knitting in an over-the-shoulder-shot and she wraps the wool round her fingers. When the camera changes, she does it again, although the wool actually is already wrapped around her hand. See more »
I love the Coen Bros when they do what they know best (eg Fargo) - a take on the American heartland. But, PLEASE, stick to what you know & don't try and Americanise a great British film. It will just stand as a horrible bastardisation. I have to ask - how many American films or TV shows have been Anglicised? I can't think of any. But I can think of a **** load that have been done the other way around. Eg Till Death Us Do Part being Americanised as All in the Family (and to add insult to Johnny Speight's agony they site this as a landmark of American comedy
p.l.e.a.s.e............) The Yanks wouldn't know an original idea if
they tripped over it!!!
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