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Runtime: 106 min

Genres: Adventure | Comedy | Crime | Music

Languages: English

Countries: France | UK | USA

In the Depression-era deep South, three escapees from a Mississippi prison chain gang: Everett Ulysses McGill, sweet and simple Delmar, and the perpetually angry Pete, embark on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and return to their homes. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, they make a hasty run for their lives and end up on an incredible journey filled with challenging experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley, who tracks men, bent on bringing the trio back to the prison farm.

Directors (2)

Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Joel Coen

Writers (3)

Ethan Coen (written by) &
Homer (epic poem "The Odyssey")
Joel Coen (written by)

Composers (1)

T-Bone Burnett (as T Bone Burnett)

Editors (4)

Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Joel Coen (uncredited)
Roderick Jaynes
Tricia Cooke

Cinematographers (1)

Roger Deakins (director of photography)

Actors (57)

A. Ray Ratliff Record Store Clerk
Andy Sims Rally Patron (uncredited)
April Hardcastle Waitress
Billy W. Blackwell Rally and Banquet Patron (uncredited)
Brian Reddy Pappy's Staff
Buck White The Whites
Charles Durning Pappy O'Daniel
Cheryl White The Whites
Chris Thomas King Tommy Johnson
Christopher Francis KKK Member (uncredited)
Christy Taylor Siren
Dan Braun Klansman (uncredited)
Dan Tyminski Mandolin Player on Stage at the Stokes Fundraiser (uncredited)
Daniel von Bargen Sheriff Cooley (as Daniel Von Bargen)
David Holt Village Idiot
Del Pentecost Junior O'Daniel
Ed Gale The Little Man
Ed Snodderly Village Idiot
Evelyn Cox Cox Family
Frank Collison Wash Hogwallop
Geoffrey Gould Head of Mob (uncredited)
George Clooney Everett
Georgia Rae Rainer Wharvey Gal
Gillian Welch Soggy Bottom Customer
Holly Hunter Penny
Issac Freeman Gravedigger
Jerry Douglas Dobro Player (uncredited)
John Goodman Big Dan Teague
John Locke Mr. French
John McConnell Woolworths Manager
John Turturro Pete
J.R. Horne Pappy's Staff
Lee Weaver Blind Seer
Lindsey Miller Wharvey Gal
Marianna Breland Wharvey Gal
Mark Munson KKK Member (uncredited)
Mia Tate Siren
Michael Badalucco George Nelson
Michael W. Finnell Interrogator
Millford Fortenberry Pomade Vendor (as Milford Fortenberry)
Musetta Vander Siren
Natalie Shedd Wharvey Gal
Nathaniel Lee Jr. Ice Boy on the Right with Straw Hat (uncredited)
Quinn Gasaway Boy Hogwallop
Ray McKinnon Vernon T. Waldrip
Robert Hamlett Gravedigger
Ron Block Banjo Player (uncredited)
Royce D. Applegate Man with Bullhorn
Sharon White The Whites
Shayne Tingle Rail Man (uncredited)
Sidney Cox Cox Family
Stephen Root Radio Station Man
Suzanne Cox Cox Family
Tim Blake Nelson Delmar
Wayne Duvall Homer Stokes
Willard Cox Cox Family
Wilson Waters Jr. Gravedigger