In creating the character, the Coens attempted to come up with a terrifying, nightmarish figure who came not from their own minds, but from the mind of H.I.. Arizona Quint ... See who voted for Raising Arizona . One of the babies they chose actually had to be fired as it learned to walk in the middle of filming. RELATED: 5 Things We Miss From Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy (& 5 That We Don't). The Coen brothers' Raising Arizona is one of those films that you can watch over and over without ever getting tired of it. runs into the supermarket during the chase, a version of the score can be heard playing on the store's speakers. While there aren't too many animals in this film, the Coens had to work with quite a few babies. One of the most memorable characters in the film is the motorcycle-riding gunman known as Leonard Smalls. RELATED: The Coen Brothers' 10 Most Memorable Characters, Ranked. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. Though the film was a box office disappointment when released in 1987 and received a mixed response from critics, it has since gone on to become a cult classic. “Now, y’all without sin can cast the first stone.” – H.I. Along with getting a tattoo of a Woody Woodpecker-like drawing on his arm for the role, Cage tried to style his look to resemble the cartoon character. When Hunter couldn't do the part due to scheduling, she recommended her roommate Frances McDormand who would later go on to marry Joel Coen.

Once they learn the devastating truth about Ed’s infertility, she begins her descent into inconsolable depression, harkening the end to the couple’s “salad days,” as they call them.

The movie plays out like a live-action cartoon and Cage even saw H.I. As Leonard Smalls, who H.I. However, nothing is simple when blood is involved. If your sense of humor is a bit on the dry side and you love fancy camera work and Fellini-esque characters, it's your kind of movie.Trust me.Ten stars and a complimentary pack of Huggies for "Raising Arizona", the best Dadaist head trip film with kidnapped babies, exploding bunnies and Frances McDormand in the desert you'll ever find...that has a fight in a trailer. Writing the script in 3 1/2 months, they completed production inside of ten weeks, and despite a turbulent relationship with star Nicolas Cage (the Coen brothers are famous for ignoring the suggestions of others), in 1987 the quirky, comedic caper film was released to wildly positive reviews, parlaying those notices firmly into cult status. Raising Arizona location: the ‘Farmers and Mechanics Bank of La Grange’: Reata Pass Steakhouse, North Alma School Parkway, Arizona | Photograph: The Reata Pass Steakhouse Once HI loses his job, it’s back to Short Stop , and the start of one of the funniest chase scenes ever, which takes the inept robber through the old Safeway store (since demolished) on Main Street in Mesa . We’re using code names.” – Evelle. early on, he’s a repeat offender (they’ve got a word for that), finding himself in and out of jail and contemplating why he can’t live a normal life. His parting words, of course, abruptly ends the near-poetic setup with a simple bit of speculation about whether it was taking place in Arizona at all. Venue hire. A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. It is especially effective during the film's brilliant foot-chase sequence. For the Coen brother’s second full-length film, they had one goal in mind: make it different from Blood Simple. While they may not be the best houseguests, both Evelle and Gale sure can be polite. Title: Unless round is funny.” -Grocer.
While his biographical introduction is brief, he’s not shy about explaining that the $25,000 reward for Nathan Jr. is unacceptable, as he himself fetched $30,000 on the black market in “1954 dollars.”.

RELATED: 10 Best Coen Brothers Movies, According To IMDb. The movie stars Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter as a married couple desperate for kids of their own who kidnap a baby from a set of quintuplets born in their town. While this cartoonish and hilarious movie would seem too silly and fun to inspire any kind of outrage, there were some people who were not too happy about it. and Ed taking one of the babies for themselves, thinking the parents had more than they could handle. A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

(1987). Florence Arizona Tom Reagan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
This time around, the part of Ed was written specifically with Hunter in mind. It just so happens to be at the worst possible time, though.

and Ed reconsider their decision to split up. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her lover.

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