The Man Who Wasn't There

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: November 2, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 4.17
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Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Katherine Borowitz, Jon Polito, Scarlett Johansson, Richard Jenkins, Tony Shalhoub


In the summer of 1949, Ed Crane (Thornton), the local barber in a small northern California town, is dissatisfied with his life. In the hopes of turning his life around, he decides to use his wife's (McDormand) infidelity in a blackmailing scheme. As his plan unravels, however, dark secrets are uncovered, leading to murder.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen
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