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 alarm button that the clerk presses in the convenience store reads "Odegard-Trend Security." This is the name of the security company in Crimewave (1985), which the Coen Brothers co-wrote. See more »
The hand grenades carried by Smalls have a blue-painted spoon on them, indicating that they are inert training training grenades. Live grenades have an olive drab-painted spoon. See more »
My name is H.I. McDonnaugh. Call me Hi.
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A lot of things come together to make this film highly enjoyable; acting, writing, music, pace, directing... It's over-the-top fun. It took me several viewings before it sunk in that the film's base story is about child kidnapping; which is an extraordinarily serious crime. But this film makes you enjoy every minute so it's easy to forget the seriousness of the base story.
While I'm not a fan of Nicholas Cage, I thought this was a perfect vehicle for him. Holly Hunter is always excellent, IMHO. Their attention to detail in crafting their characters was on point and thorough.
"Well alright then." :)
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