The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

Director: Joel Coen Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
, Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
, Michael Badalucco
Michael Badalucco
Joel Coen
The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

Director: Joel Coen Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
, Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
, Michael Badalucco
Michael Badalucco
Joel Coen

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Overview

Set in a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen's The Man Who Wasn't There stars Billy Bob Thornton as Ed Crane, a humble barber who suspects his hard-hearted and hard-drinking wife Doris (Frances McDormand) of having an affair with her boss (James Gandolfini). When a jocular stranger (Jon Polito) breezes into town hinting at the fortune to be made investing in an outlandish-sounding new invention called dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris ends up being blamed, landing her in the slammer and Ed at the mercy of blowhard big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider (Tony Shalhoub). Filmed in black-and-white by three-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins, The Man Who Wasn't There was inspired by the seedy crime novels of James M. Cain, putting a distinctly Coen brothers' spin on the film noir tradition. Though spiked with their characteristic humor, its moody atmosphere hearkens back to the darker moments of Blood Simple and Fargo -- a marked departure from the high-spirited slapstick of O Brother Where Art Thou. ~ Tom Vick


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2015
UPC: 0025192275159
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 6,639

Special Features

Deleted Scenes Making The Man Who Wasn't There Interview with Cinematographer Roger Deakins Feature Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton and Joel and Ethan Coen

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Bob Thornton Ed Crane
Frances McDormand Doris Crane
Michael Badalucco Frank
James Gandolfini Big Dave
Tony Shalhoub Freddy Riedenschneider
Jon Polito Creighton Tolliver
Scarlett Johansson Birdy Abundas
Richard Jenkins Walter Abundas
Katherine Borowitz Ann Nirdlinger
Adam Alexi-Malle Carcanogues

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
John Cameron Co-producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Tricia Cooke Editor
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Dennis Gassner Production Designer
Chris Gorak Art Director
Robert Graf Associate Producer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
Peter Kurland Sound/Sound Designer
Betsy Magruder Asst. Director
Jeff Markwith Set Decoration/Design
Chris Spellman Set Decoration/Design
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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