September 2, 2003
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
- HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, Digital Sound, Stereo, DTS Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Surround AC-3, Dolby SR
- Closed Captioned
- Digitally Mastered
- Runtime: 103 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Released in English
IN THEATRES: DECEMBER 22, 2000 (NY/LA)
O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, a Coen brothers (FARGO, RAISING ARIZONA) film that is loosely based on Homer's epic poem, THE ODYSSEY, is set in Mississippi in the 1930s. In the film, three prisoners (George Clooney, John Turturro, Charles Durning) escape, hoping to return home to their families. While dodging a tracker who is hot on their trail, the three men travel across the South, having wild adventures and meeting a bizarre cast of characters along the way.
The title of this film, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, comes from the 1942 film SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS. In that movie, which is about a film director, "O Brother, Where Art Thou" is the title of the movie within the movie.