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 born in Minnesota Coen Brothers wrote and directed a scene in which HI McDonough reads a newspaper regarding the kidnapping of Nathan Jr. The text of the article states Unfinished Arizona store owner Nathan Arizona Sr., aka Nathan Huffhines, may run for Congress.
In Minnesota before and after the film, voters elected to the U.S. Senate Rudolph "Rudy" Boschwitz. Boschwitz owned, now defunct, plywood and home improvement center Plywood Minnesota. See more »
The face of John Goodman's stuntman can be seen when H.I. throws Gale onto the floor at the beginning of their fight. 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 »
Girls, Do Not Wink
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Pure lunacy is what Raising Arizona is. It's got everything you could ask for in a film; kidnapping, jailbreaks, Hell's Angels, explosions and guns, guns guns. Nic Cage is great in the role of a very befuddled conveniance store robber who falls in love with Holly Hunter's Ed. Throw in John Goodman and William Forsythe as a couple of car stealing, bank robbing brothers and you got yourself scenes that will make you giggle when you think back about them. The entire state of Arizona seems trigger happy in the Coen's eyes. Clerks, cops, and crooks pull out firearms and let loose like the finale of the 1812 Overture. Plus, where else can you hear really good yodeling?
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