|Fargo 1996 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Peter Stormare, Steve Reevis, Kristin Rudrud, John Carroll Lynch, Tony Denman, Gary Houston, Warren Keith, Larry Brandenburg, Bruce Bohne
This film by Joel and Ethan Coen is based on actual events that took place in Fargo, ND. Car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) plots to have his wife (Kristin Rudrud) kidnapped so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell). Frances McDormand won an Oscar as Best Actress for her role as the pregnant policewoman. An Oscar also went to the Coens for Writing, and five other nominations were received, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actor (William H. Macy).
|Haiku Tunnel 2001 R, 90 min.|
Director: Jacob Kornbluth, Josh Kornbluth
Cast: Josh Kornbluth, Warren Keith, Helen Shumaker, Amy Resnick, Brian Thorstenson, June Lomena, Sarah Overman, Harry Shearer, Joshua Raoul Brody, Joe Bellan
San Francisco based, aspiring novelist Josh Kornbluth (Josh Kornbluth) has successfully supported himself as an office temp. But, when he lands a permanent job at a law firm–working for tax attorney Bob Shelby (Warren Keith)–Josh tries writing his novel on company time. The result is mistakes (especially failing to mail 17 important business letters) that turn his life into a nightmare of cover-ups.
|Raising Arizona 1987 PG-13, 95 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Adventure / Drama / Mystery
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall "Tex" Cobb, M. Emmet Walsh, T.J. Kuhn, Lynne Kitei, Peter Benedek, Charles "Lew" Smith, Warren Keith, Henry Kendrick
A childless couple, ex-con H.I. McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) and his cop wife Edwina (Holly Hunter), decide they want a child. Not being the conventional couple, they find an alternative to adoption: they steal one of wealthy Nathan Arizona's (Trey Wilson) quintuplets, Nathan Jr. (T.J. Kuhn). The story goes on from there as the ditzy duo tries child rearing.
|1. Fargo (1996)|
2. Haiku Tunnel (2001)
3. Raising Arizona (1987)
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