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Cinematic Time Machine: Raising Arizona

Saturday 23rd March


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Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, Sam McMurray and Randall "Tex" Cobb.

Rating: 15

USA 1987, 94mins

The Coen Brothers weave eccentric gold in classic screwball comedy with a trademark madcap performance from Nicolas Cage.

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Did You Know? Fifteen babies played the Arizona quintuplets in the film. One of the babies was fired during production when he learned to walk. The mother went so far as to put her baby's shoes on backwards in order to prevent him from walking.