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O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
USA: Touchstone Pictures
UK: Momentum Films
Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, John Goodman, Michael Badalucco, Holly Hunter, Stephen Root, Chris Thomas King, Wayne Duvall, Daniel von Bargen, J R Horne, Brian Reddy, Frank Collison, Ray McKinnon, Del Pentecost, Jerry Douglas, Michael W Finnell, John McConnell, Mia Tate, Christy Taylor, Musetta Vander
Director: Joel Coen
USA: 102 mins
UK: 107 mins.
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violence and language
UK Certificate: 12 for moderate violence and horror
USA Release Date: 12 January 2001
USA Release Date: 22 December 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 15 September 2000
Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is a garrulous, silver-tongued, petty criminal, having some difficulty adjusting to the regimentation of life as a man sentenced to a term of hard labor in Mississippi. Reluctant to spend any more time crushing rocks, he scams his way off the chain gang with a clumsy duo of lame losers: sweet and simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson), and the maladjusted Pete (John Turturro). The trio embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure.
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 awesome experiences and colorful characters. However, they must also match wits with the cunning and mysterious lawman Cooley (Daniel Von Bargen), who tracks the men, determined to bring the trio back to the prison farm.
An exciting and entertaining blend of high adventure, humor and heartfelt emotion, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?" is written and directed by Joel & Ethan Coen, two of today's pre-eminent filmmakers who put their own unique modern-day spin on Homer's classic tale of "The Odyssey."
Directed by Joel Coen, the screenplay is written by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, based upon "The Odyssey" by Homer. Ethan Coen produces the film. Executive producers are Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Co-producer is John Cameron.