R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen share the record of four Oscar nominations for a single person for the same film (in this case, shared by the two), with Orson Welles' four nominations for Citizen Kane (1941) and Warren Beatty's for Reds (1981). The Coens' four nominations are for Best Picture (as producers with Scott Rudin), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing (under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes). Welles was nominated both Best Picture (also as producer) and Best Director, as well as Best Original Screenplay (won, and shared with Herman J. Mankiewicz) and Best Actor. On the other hand, Beatty was nominated for Best Picture (also as producer), Best Director (won), Best Original Screenplay with Trevor Griffiths and Best Actor.
Ed Tom Bell:
I was sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman; father too. Me and him was sheriffs at the same time; him up in Plano and me out here. I think he's pretty proud of that. I know I was. Some...
When Sheriff Bell is going to find Moss, just before the Mexican's pickup pulls out ahead of him, there is a sign for a Vietnamese grill on the right side. Since the majority of Vietnamese immigrants did not arrive until after 1980 it seems unlikely that this restaurant would exist.
$1,226,333 (USA) (11 November 2007)
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