Item Details

The Man Who Wasn't There [videorecording]

USA Films presents a Working Title production ; producer, Ethan Coen ; writers, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen ; director, Joel Coen
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspeacts that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of 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 is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider.
Director
Joel Coen
Performers
Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Adam Alexi-Malle, Michael Badalucco, Katherine Borowitz, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, James Gandolfini.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
116 min.
Language
English or French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: R
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.
  • Special features: making "The man who wasn't there"; interview with cinematographer Roger Deakins; deleted scenes/deleted shots; cast and crew filmographies; photo gallery; theatrical trailer; audio commentary by Joel and Ethan Coen also featuring Billy Bob Thornton.
Uniform Title
Man Who Wasn't There (Motion Picture : 2001)
Edition
Widescreen version
Credits
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; art director, Chris Gorak ; editors, Roderick Jaynes, Tricia Cooke ; original score, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Mary Zophres ; production designer, Dennis Gassner.
Published
New York, NY : USA Home Entertainment, c2002.
Publisher no.
SCR060319-2D USA Home Entertainment
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Review
Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Technical Details
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