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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (22-Dec-2000)

Director: Joel Coen

Writers: Joel Coen; Ethan Coen

From epic poem: The Odyssey by Homer

Keywords: Comedy, Great Depression

Coen Brothers epic follows three escaped Depression-era convicts as they search for treasure in the Deep South.

Intended as a loose, relatively modern retelling of Homer's Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou? tells the offbeat tale of Everett McGill, Delmar O'Donnell, and Pete Hogwallop, three escaped convicts on a hunt for treasure from a bank heist supposedly hidden under Everett's property. Warned by a blind man on a pushcart that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find" at the outset of their journey, the well-spoken Everett and company encounter a deliciously outlandish variety of figures as they amble their way through this well-crafted satire, finding trouble with the likes of bank robber Baby Face Nelson, bible salesman Big Dan Teague, and a cast of devious sirens in the course of striving to achieve their original objective.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Badalucco
20-Dec-1954   Jimmy Berluti on The Practice
George Clooney
6-May-1961   E.R.
Charles Durning
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
John Goodman
20-Jun-1952   King Ralph
Holly Hunter
20-Mar-1958   The Piano
Tim Blake Nelson
11-May-1964   O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Stephen Root
17-Nov-1951   Jimmy James on News Radio
John Turturro
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners
Musetta Vander
26-May-1969   Wild Wild West
Daniel von Bargen
5-Jun-1950 1-Mar-2015 Kruger on Seinfeld
Gillian Welch
2-Oct-1967   Revival


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