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Raising Arizona
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1987 Category: Comedy
Director: Joel Coen Time: 94 min. Writer: Ethan & Joel Coen

Mine: Great fun. Quite strange. Unique. Wonderfully written.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Formidably flaky comedy about an odd couple (chronic convenience-store robber Cage and former law-enforcement officer Hunter) who decide to kidnap one of a set of quintuplets, since they can't have a child of their own. Aggressively wacked-out sense of humor may not be for all tastes, but if you're attuned to it, it's a scream--a heady mix of irony and slapstick. Look out for those chase scenes! Written by Ethan and Joel Coen; spry cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld and music by Carter Burwell.
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