• Raising Arizona (1993)

Raising Arizona

Release Date: January 6th, 1993

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

An ex-con and an ex-cop meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand, Randall "Tex" Cobb

Director: Joel Coen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Circle Films, Inc.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Transformation, 1980s, Heartwarming, Pursuit, Temptation, Madcap, Witty, Police officer, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The whole caper loses its rhythm and its direction around the two-thirds mark. By the finish, the punch has left the lines, and the once-purposeful energy goes mindlessly manic - gone are both the point and the parody. show more

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    The film has an easy target in poking fun at rural folks, but it also has a warm message about individuality. It's also beautifully photographed. [8 May 1987]

  • 100
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    Raising Arizona is the best comedy about kidnapping ever made. Small category, admittedly. This is a film that gets a laugh -- legitimate, unqualified, not a sick laugh at all -- out of a running gag in which a baby is left in the middle of an Arizona highway by thugs on the lam. Cars bear down, a "biker from Hell" attacks. How many filmmakers could get away with baby-in-jeopardy jokes? [10 Apr 1987, p.D1]

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