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O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
2000


January 13, 2001

AMC Saratoga 14

-->The Coen Brothers [THE BIG LEBOWSKI; FARGO; THE HUDSUCKER PROXY; BARTON FINK; MILLER'S CROSSING; RAISING ARIZONA; BLOOD SIMPLE]
-->George Clooney [THE PERFECT STORM; FAIL SAFE; THREE KINGS; SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER, AND UNCUT; THE THIN RED LINE; OUT OF SIGHT; THE PEACEMAKER; BATMAN & ROBIN; ONE FINE DAY; FROM DUSK TILL DAWN; Doug Ross on E.R.]
-->John Turturro [ROUNDERS; HE GOT GAME; THE BIG LEBOWSKI; GIRL 6; QUIZ SHOW; BASEBALL; FEARLESS; BARTON FINK; JUNGLE FEVER; MILLER'S CROSSING; STATE OF GRACE; MO' BETTER BLUES; DO THE RIGHT THING; GUNG HO; HANNAH AND HER SISTERS; THE COLOR OF MONEY; TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.; THE FLAMINGO KID; RAGING BULL]
-->Tim Blake Nelson [THE THIN RED LINE; DONNIE BRASCO]
-->John Goodman [THE BIG LEBOWSKI; THE HUDSUCKER PROXY; THE BABE; BARTON FINK; ARACHNOPHOBIA; SEA OF LOVE; ALWAYS; PUNCHLINE; RAISING ARIZONA; THE BIG EASY; REVENGE OF THE NERDS]
-->Holly Hunter [CRASH; HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS; COPYCAT; THE FIRM; THE PIANO; THE POSITIVELY TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ALLEGED TEXAS CHEERLEADER-MURDERING MOM; ONCE AROUND; MISS FIRECRACKER; ALWAYS; ROE VS. WADE; BROADCAST NEWS; RAISING ARIZONA; BLOOD SIMPLE]
-->Charles Durning [JAZZ; ONE FINE DAY; HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS; I.Q.; THE HUDSUCKER PROXY; DICK TRACY; TOOTSIE; DOG DAY AFTERNOON; THE STING]
-->Michael Badalucco [YOU'VE GOT MAIL; Jimmy on THE PRACTICE; ONE FINE DAY; BASQUIAT; BLUE IN THE FACE; THE PROFESSIONAL; SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE; JUICE; JUNGLE FEVER; MEN OF RESPECT; MILLER'S CROSSING; THE GODFATHER, PART III; BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY; BROADWAY DANNY ROSE; RAGING BULL]

Three men from chain gang escape and travel to find gold hidden from armored car heist.

The Coens do this type of wacky film better than anybody. The love of the language that they show in this and BARTON FINK and THE HUDSUCKER PROXY is fabulous. Clooney is charismatic as the verbose 'leader' of the group of runaways. Goodman is memorable as a bible salesman. Based on Homer's THE ODYSSEY which I don't have to tell you, I've never read. They meet a colorful cast of characters as they make their way towards their goal of buried treasure. The wide-eyed look on Clooney's face when he's fighting or doesn't understand something is priceless. The music was fantastic countrified bluegrass. It was fun and great to look at.






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