Video Release: August 30, 2011
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
A surreal, hyperactive farce in which a bumbling petty thief and the lady cop who keeps arresting him fall in love and decide to start a family. When they discover they can't have babies, they steal one from a furniture mogul who has just sired a set of quintuplets. The joys of parenthood are soon marred, however, by the difficulties of raising an infant on the run. The none-too bright couple must flee across the Southwestern desert in order to elude the villainous biker that has been hired to retrieve the tyke.
A three-time loser with an irresistable urge to hold up convenience stores marries his former police holding officer. Obsessed with having a child, they kidnap one of the famed Arizona quints, Nathan Jr., sparking a series of hilarious misadventures. A delightfully skewed Coen triumph, with an unforgettable yodeling score.
Filmed in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, in DuArt color. Panavision.
Began shooting February 3, 1986. Released in New York City March 6, 1987; released in Los Angeles March 20, 1987.
The second featuring by writing/directing/producing team and twin brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. There first feature was the neo-noir "Blood Simple." Their latest film was "Barton Fink" which won the Palme D'Or at Cannes 1991.
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Censors.