Raising Arizona Poster

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • These fraternal film makers have a lot of imagination and sense of fun - and, most of all, a terrific sense of how to manipulate imagery... But sometimes they seem to be getting too big a kick out of their own shenanigans. By the end, the fun feels a little forced. [26 Mar 1987, p.34(E)]

  • 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]

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