• Rating: PG13
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman
  • Format: DCP
  • Year: 1987
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 13 and Up with Guardian

An ex-con and an cop get a crash course in parenthood after stealing one of a wealthy couple’s quintuplet babies.

Raising Arizona is one of the Coen Brothers’ most beloved films and with good reason: it’s perfect combination of comedy and strangeness make it enduring unique. Here a young Nicolas Cage plays an ex-con who is hell bent on making his policewoman wife (Holly Hunter) happy but procuring her a baby when they’re unable to conceive. But baby-rearing sure isn’t easy when that baby is stolen from the wealthiest couple in the state and everyone they know, plus a maniacal bounty-hunter, aim to use little Nathan Junior for their own financial gain. Doesn’t get much better.

Part of Nitehawk’s COEN BROTHERS BEFORE FARGO January series.