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The man who wasn't there

Author: Ethan CoenJoel CoenBilly Bob ThorntonFrances McDormandAdam Alexi-MalleAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2002]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Film noir
Historical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Billy Bob Thornton; Frances McDormand; Adam Alexi-Malle; Michael Badalucco; Katherine Borowitz; Richard Jenkins; Scarlett Johansson; Jon Polito; Tony Shalhoub; James Gandolfini; Roger A Deakins; Chris Gorak; Roderick Jaynes; Tricia Cooke; Carter Burwell; Mary Zophres; Dennis Gassner; USA Films (Firm); Working Title Films.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN: 0783275773 9780783275772
OCLC Number: 50793928
Language Note: In English with optional French soundtrack and optional subtitles in French or Spanish. Closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.
Special features: Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton and Joel and Ethan Coen; Making "The man who wasn't there"; Interview with cinematographer Roger Deakins; deleted material; Behind the scenes photo gallery; Filmographies; Theatrical trailer; TV spots.
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.
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Adam Alexi-Malle, Michael Badalucco, Katherine Borowitz, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, James Gandolfini.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1; Dolby digital 5.1.
Other Titles: Man who wasn't there (Motion picture : 2001)
Responsibility: USA Films presents a Working Title production ; producer, Ethan Coen ; writers, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen ; director, Joel Coen.

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In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects 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.

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