20th Century Fox/Circle Films (Ethan Coen & Mark
W: Joel Coen & Ethan
DP: Barry Sonnenfeld
Ed: Michael R. Miller
Mus: Carter Burwell
Nicolas Cage (H.I. McDonnough), Holly Hunter (Edwina),
Trey Wilson (Nathan Arizona, Sr.), John Goodman (Gale), William Forsythe (Evelle), Sam McMurray (Glen), Frances McDormand (Dot), Randall 'Tex' Cobb (Leonard Smalls)
The films of the Coen Brothers are very much an
acquired taste, but those who appreciate their style will most certainly enjoy Raising Arizona and list it amongst the best from the filmmaking partnership.
This black comedy stars Nicolas Cage as an ex-convict
and Holly Hunter as his wife, who is also a law enforcement official.
Unable to have children of their own, they kidnap the
baby of a millionaire who sends a biker bounty hunter in pursuit.
Meanwhile, two jailbreakers hole up with them and
cause a new kind of hell themselves.
The Coen's crazy screwball style really works here
with some hilarious dialogue and memorable characters. A great slice of cult cinema.