The Man Who Wasn't There [Blu-ray]

The Man Who Wasn't There [Blu-ray]

Director: Joel Coen, Joel Cohen Cast: Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
, Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
, Michael Badalucco
Michael Badalucco
Joel Coen
The Man Who Wasn't There [Blu-ray]

The Man Who Wasn't There [Blu-ray]

Director: Joel Coen, Joel Cohen 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

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2015
UPC: 0025192275159
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 13,853

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
Frances McDormand Doris
Michael Badalucco Frank
James Gandolfini Big Dave
Scarlett Johansson Birdy Abundas
Katherine Borowitz Ann Nirdlinger
Jon Polito Creighton Toliver
Richard Jenkins Walter Abundas
Tony Shalhoub Freddy Riedenschneider
Christopher Kriesa Persky
Brian Haley Krebs
Jack McGee Burns
Gregg Binkley The New Man
Alan Fudge Diedrickson
Lilyan Chauvin Medium
Adam Alexi-Malle Carcanogues
Ted Rooney Bingo Caller
Abraham Benrubi Young Man
Christian Ferrati Child
Rhoda Gemingnani Costanza
E.J. Callahan Customer
Brooke Smith Sobbing Prisoner
Ron Ross Banker
Hallie Singleton Waitress
Jon Donnelly Gatto Eater
Dan Martin Bailiff
Nicholas Lanier Tony
Tom Dahlgren Judge No. 1
Booth Colman Judge No. 2
Stanley DeSantis New Man's Customer
Peter Siragusa Bartender
Christopher McDonald Macadam Salesman
John Michael Higgins Doctor
Rick Scarry District Attorney
George Ives Lloyd Garroway
Devin Cole Borisoff Swimming Boy
Mary Bogue Prisoner Visitor
Don Donati Pie Contest Timer
Arthur Reeves Flophouse Clerk
Carter Burwell Composer
Rhoda Gemignani Costanza
Dan Lorge Bailiff

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Screenwriter,Screenwriter,Producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Peter Chesney Special Effects
Jery Hewitt Stunts
Janek Sirrs Special Effects
Eric Fellner Executive Producer,Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer,Producer
Joel Cohen Director
Benjamin Cheah Sound Effects
Jesse Ehredt Sound Effects
Eugene Gearty Sound Effects
Robert Graf Producer
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