Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1987
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Trey Wilson
Raising Arizona is one of the Coen Brothers’ most beloved films and with good reason: it’s perfect combination of comedy and strangeness make it enduring unique. Here a young Nicolas Cage plays an ex-con who is hell bent on making his policewoman wife (Holly Hunter) happy but procuring her a baby when they’re unable to conceive. But baby-rearing sure isn’t easy when that baby is stolen from the wealthiest couple in the state and everyone they know, plus a maniacal bounty-hunter, aim to use little Nathan Junior for their own financial gain. Doesn’t get much better.