The Ladykillers

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Release Date:

  • March 26, 2004

DVD: September 7, 2004

1h 44m | Comedy

Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D. (Tom Hanks), is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of "experts" for the heist of the century. The thieves: experts in explosions, tunneling, and muscle, and the critical "inside man." The base of operations: the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going little old lady named Mrs. Munson (Irma P. Hall). The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they have all seriously underestimated their upstairs host.

When Mrs. Munson stumbles onto their plot and threatens to notify the authorities, the felonious five decide to do her in. After all, how hard can it be to knock off one old lady?
Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Studio: Touchstone Pictures
Producer(s): Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Tom Jacobsen
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst
Writer(s): Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
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