Raising Arizona

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date: March 13, 1987

Current rating: Rating: 3.89
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Frances McDormand


H.I. (Nicolas Cage) and Edwina (Holly Hunter) met and fell in love when she took his mug shots, every time he was arrested for a convenience store robbery. That kind of life is all behind H.I. now, since he married Edwina and they want to raise a family.

But when they find they can't have kids, Edwina convinces H.I. to kidnap one of a set of quintuplets -- his real mother will never miss him, she figures, and five babies are just too much for one person to handle.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenplay: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 5 stars "Raising Arizona is one of the best and most beloved films that Ethan and Joel Coen have created. The cultish humor, original characters, fresh cinematography, catchy soundtrack, and zany yet well-structured plot to be found in this film are all Coen brothers trademarks."