It's easy to see why Raising Arizona is one of the best and most beloved films that Ethan and Joel Coen have yet to create. The cultish humor, original characters, fresh cinematography, catchy soundtrack, and zany yet well-structured plot to be found in this film are all Coen brothers trademarks. Nicholas Cage plays a veteran criminal who marries a prison guard named Edwina (Holly Hunter). Because he and his wife cannot conceive, our convict-hero kidnaps, with only the most earnest intentions, one of the famous "Arizona Quintuplets." A hellacious bounty-hunting biker and two old pals who have just escaped from the pen make it very hard for the couple to raise their child properly.
This is a movie—and a screenplay—marked by breathless chases, improbable scenes, and hilarious dialogue throughout.
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Ethan and Joel Coen have made several critically acclaimed feature films together and are the recipients of numerous filmmaking awards. Their movie Fargo won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.