Raising Arizona


Sioux Falls State Theatre Wed, Apr 12 7:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Apr 15 5:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:The Coen Brothers Directors Series
Release Year:1987
Runtime:1h 34m (94 min)
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joel Coen
Cast:Nicolas Cage
Holly Hunter
Trey Wilson
John Goodman
William Forsythe
Produced By:Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Screenwriter:Ethan Coen
Joel Coen
Music By:Carter Burwell


RAISING ARIZONA - American Cinematheque

An ex-con and an ex-cop meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.


A terrifically original, eccentric screwball comedy, Raising Arizona may not be the Coens' most disciplined movie, but it's one of their most purely entertaining.

"To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a...dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers."
TIME Magazine

"Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet."
Time Out

"The laughs keep coming courtesy of the many slapstick highlights that litter this fast and furious action comedy."

"A wacky, happy, daring, darkly comic tale of parenting outside the law."
Washington Post

Raising Arizona – Semiovox

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