PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Despite the fact that Ethan Coen described the Odyssey as "one of my favorite storyline schemes" neither of the brothers had read the epic and were only familiar with its content through adaptations and numerous references to the Odyssey in popular culture. ... ...
Ulysses Everett McGill:
Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
Baby Face Nelson asks whether Ulysses, Pete, and Delmar know their way around a Walther PPK. While the PPK was produced in Germany starting in 1929, it didn't gain a market in the US until after WWII, and sales only really took off after the introduction of the James Bond movies in 1962. Bank robbers of the 1920s and '30s generally preferred American-made pistols, like the Browning 1903 or the Colt 1911.
The credit for Alan J. Schoolcraft, the president of operations for Mike Zoss Productions, is all in Spanish: "El Encargado de Mike Zoss Productions"
£564,064 (UK) (17 September 2000)
$45,506,619 (USA) (5 August 2001)
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