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The Man Who Wasn't There (13-May-2001)

Director: Joel Coen

Writers: Joel Coen; Ethan Coen

Original Score: Carter Burwell

Producer: Ethan Coen

Keywords: Drama, Blackmail

A barber's plans to finance a business operation through blackmail backfire in disastrous fashion.

Ed Crane is an everyman barber in 1940s northern California suspecting that alcoholic wife Doris might be having an affair with intimidating boss Big Dave. Determined to make a name for himself and a fortune to boot when a stranger rolls into town promising untold riches from a dry-cleaning racket, Ed hatches a scheme to blackmail Big Dave out of $10,000 to be used as seed money, a plot backfiring in a dark comedy of errors only the Coen Brothers could provide.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Badalucco
20-Dec-1954   Jimmy Berluti on The Practice
Abraham Benrubi
4-Oct-1969   Jerry Markovic on ER
Alan Fudge
27-Feb-1934 10-Oct-2011 C. W. Crawford on The Man from Atlantis
James Gandolfini
18-Sep-1961 19-Jun-2013 Tony Soprano wants his money
Richard Jenkins
2-Dec-1953   Six Feet Under
Scarlett Johansson
22-Nov-1984   Ghost World, Lost in Translation
Christopher McDonald
15-Feb-1955   Happy Gilmore
Frances McDormand
23-Jun-1957   Fargo and Wonder Boys
Jack McGee
2-Feb-1949   Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me
Jon Polito
29-Dec-1950   Johnny Caspar in Miller's Crossing
Tony Shalhoub
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Brooke Smith
22-May-1967   Grey's Anatomy
Billy Bob Thornton
4-Aug-1955   Sling Blade


Billy Bob Thornton   ...   Ed
Frances McDormand   ...   Doris
Adam Alexi-Malle   ...   Carcanogues
Michael Badalucco   ...   Frank
Katherine Borowitz   ...   Ann Nirdlinger
Richard Jenkins   ...   Walter Abundas
Scarlett Johansson   ...   Birdy Abundas
Jon Polito   ...   Creighton Tolliver
Tony Shalhoub   ...   Freddy Riedenschneider
James Gandolfini   ...   Big Dave
Christopher Kriesa   ...   Persky
Brian Haley   ...   Krebs
Jack McGee   ...   Burns
Gregg Binkley   ...   The New Man
Alan Fudge   ...   Diedrickson
Lilyan Chauvin   ...   Medium
Ted Rooney   ...   Bingo Caller
Abraham Benrubi   ...   Young Man
Christian Ferratti   ...   Child
Rhoda Gemignani   ...   Costanza
E. J. Callahan   ...   Customer
Brooke Smith   ...   Sobbing Prisoner
Ron Ross   ...   Banker
Hallie Singleton   ...   Waitress
Jon Donnelly   ...   Gatto Eater
Dan Martin   ...   Bailiff
Nicholas Lanier   ...   Tony
Tom Dahlgren   ...   Judge #1
Booth Colman   ...   Judge #2
Stanley DeSantis   ...   New Man's Customer
Peter Siragusa   ...   Bartender
Christopher McDonald   ...   Macadam Salesman
John Michael Higgins   ...   Doctor
Rick Scarry   ...   District Attorney
George Ives   ...   Lloyd Garroway
Devin Cole Borisoff   ...   Swimming Boy
Mary Bogue   ...   Prisoner Visitor
Don Donati   ...   Pie Contest Timer
Arthur Reeves   ...   Flophouse Clerk
Michelle Rae Weber   ...   Dancer
Randi Pareira   ...   Dancer
Robert Loftin   ...   Dancer
Kenneth Hughes   ...   Dancer
Gordon Hart   ...   Dancer
Brenda Mae Hamilton   ...   Dancer
Lloyd Gordon   ...   Dancer
Leonard Crofoot   ...   Dancer
Rita Bland   ...   Dancer
Audrey Baranishyn   ...   Dancer
Qyn Hughes   ...   Dancer
Rachel McDonald   ...   Dancer


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