Raising Arizona-Ws/Fargo-Wp (1987)
|In this exclusive 20th Century Fox Double Feature, you will get two of the greatest crime comedies of the last 20 years! Includes the critically-acclaimed and criminally hilarious Raising Arizona and Fargo, both directed by the crazed Coen Brothers!|
Raising Arizona: Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter and John Goodman star in Ethan and Joel Coen's acclaimed screwball love story filled with mad chases, unexpected plot twists and wild pyrotechnics. Vowing to go straight, a convenience store bandit (Cage) proposes marriage to the police department's photographer (Hunter). All is wedded bliss until they discover she's unable to get pregnant and are turned down by every adoption agency in town. It doesn't take long before they realize the only solution is to kidnap one of the town's celebrated quintuplets and hit the road! Nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, and winnner of two (Actress and Original Screenplay), this "darkly amusing" (Los Angeles Times) thriller about an unusual kidnapping plot unravels in the Midwest like never before.
Fargo: Fargo combines a "first-rate cast" (Variety) with "a dazzling mix of mirth and malice" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) into an enthralling film that's "in a class by itself" (The Boston Globe). Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), a saccharine-sweet car salesman in a small Minnesota town, is bursting at the seams with debt...but he's got a plan. He's gonna hire two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's gonna be a snap and nobody's gonna get hurt. But as soon as the bumbling criminals get into town and casually off three locals, poor Jerry's plan goes awry. Enter Police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand), a coffee-drinking, parka-wearing--and extremely pregnant--investigator who'll stop at nothing to get her man. And if you think her small-time investigative skills will give the crooks a run for their ransom...you betcha!
"[Fargo] Two thumbs up, way up! Siskel & Ebert
"[Fargo] ...first-rate cast... Variety
"[Raising] Wild, surreal and hilarious. VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Editor's NoteThe Coen Brothers wrap two different tales of kidnapping-gone-wrong in their inimitably eccentric style in this double feature of two of their very best films: the madcap comic romp RAISING ARIZONA (1987), and the pitch-black dramedy FARGO (1996). See individual titles for plot details.
|William H. Macy|
|Ethan Coen - [Both] Director|
|Joel Coen - [Both] Director|
|British Academy Awards, Joel Coen, [Fargo] David Lean Award for Direction|
|Independent Spirit, Frances McDormand, [Fargo] Best Female Lead|
|Independent Spirit, William H. Macy, [Fargo] Best Male Lead|
|Independent Spirit, Ethan Coen, [Fargo] Best Feature|
|Oscar, Frances McDormand, [Fargo] Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Oscar, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, [Fargo] Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen|
|Screen Actors Guild, Frances McDormand, [Fargo] Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
|Cannes Film Festival, Joel Coen, [Fargo] Best Director|