R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.
voice on Meurice's answering machine. Hunter had auditioned for the role of Abby, but turned it down because she was performing a play in New York at the same time. So she encouraged her roommate Frances McDormand to go and audition for the role.
Private Detective Visser:
The world is full o' complainers. An' the fact is, nothin' comes with a guarantee. Now I don't care if you're the pope of Rome, President of the United States or Man of the Year; somethin' can all go wrong. Now go on ahead, y'know, complain, tell ...
Near the end of the film, when Ray is looking out the window of Abby's dark apartment, she can be seen in the background standing near the door. Moments later, she is in the hallway approaching the door and unlocking it.
Opening credits list the main cast, but none of the crew. All of the crew credits are at the end of the film, starting with Joel Coen as director.
The theatrical re-release and the DVD contain a mock introduction of the film by "Mortimer Young of Forever Young Film Preservation".
$42,971 (USA) (9 July 2000)