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.
J.K. Simmons auditioned for multiple parts, but backed out when the one character the Coens were leaning toward casting him as was too similar to Vernon Schillinger, his racist character from the HBO show Oz (1997). The Coens would later cast him in The Ladykillers (2004), Burn After Reading (2008) and True Grit (2010).
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'?
When Delmar and Ulysses help Pete escape from prison again, Pete is in traditional prison garb. Later, they find the Klan rally and steal the Color Guards' clothes. After that, at the Soggy Bottom boys' performance, he is wearing new clothes. Although these clothes could have been from the Color Guard, it doesn't seem like he would have enough time to put them on before saving Tommy, and Delmar and Ulysses didn't seem to be carrying extra clothes on them.
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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