O Brother Where Art Thou? (Touchstone Pictures)

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O Brother Where Art Thou? (Touchstone Pictures)

O Brother Where Art thou? Details:

Disenchanted with the daily drudge of crushing rocks on a prison farm in Mississippi, the dapper, silver-tongued Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) busts loose. Except he’s still shackled to his own chain-mates from the chain gang — bad-tempered Pete (John Turturro) and sweet, dimwitted Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). With nothing to lose and buried loot to regain — before it’s lost forever in a flood — the three embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious offbeat road picture. Populated with strange characters, including a blind prophet, sexy sirens, and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman), it’s an odyssey filled with chases, close calls, near misses, and betrayal that will leave you laughing at every outrageous and surprising twist and turn.

Key Cast:

  • George Clooney: Ulysses Everett McGill
  • John Turturro: Pete Hogwallop
  • Tim Blake Nelson: Delmar O’Donnell
  • Chris Thomas King: Tommy Johnson
  • Frank Collison: Washington Bartholomew “Wash” Hogwallop
  • John Goodman: Daniel “Big Dan” Teague
  • Holly Hunter: Penny Wharvey-McGill,
  • Charles Durning: Menelaus “Pappy” O’Daniel
  • Daniel von Bargen: Sheriff Cooley
  • Wayne Duvall: Homer Stokes
  • Ray McKinnon: Vernon T. Waldrip
  • Michael Badalucco: George Nelson
  • Stephen Root: Mr. Lund
  • Lee Weaver: the Blind Seer

Key Crew:

  • Director: Joel Coen
  • Producer: Ethan Coen
  • Writers: The Coen Brothers
  • Music: T Bone Burnett
$71.9 million
Nominated Academy Awards; Won Golden Globe

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