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Raising Arizona

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Synopsis

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Cast

  • Nicolas Cage
  • Holly Hunter
  • Trey Wilson
  • John Goodman
  • William Forsythe
  • Sam McMurray
  • Frances McDormand
  • Randall 'Tex' Cobb
  • T.J. Kuhn
  • Lynne Kitei

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The lullaby that Ed sings to Nathan, Jr. is the song "Down in the Willow Garden", a folk song about a man sentenced to death after brutally murdering his fiancee.
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Goofs

  • When Ed picks up Hi in back of the grocery store the right outside taillight is out, but after Hi grabs the bag of Huggies the light is working.
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Quotes

    • H.I.: If it's all the same to you, Honey, I think I'll skip this little get together, slip out with the boys and knock back a couple of Coca Colas.
    • [Ed gives him a look of disapproval]
    • H.I.: I guess that wouldn't be such a good idea.
    • Gale: So many social engagements, so little time.
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Metacritic

100

Raising Arizona is the best comedy about kidnapping ever made. Small category, admittedly. This is a film that gets a laugh -- legitimate, unqualified, not a sick laugh at all -- out of a running gag in which a baby is left in the middle of an Arizona highway by thugs on the lam. Cars bear down, a biker from Hell attacks. How many filmmakers could get away with baby-in-jeopardy jokes? [10 Apr 1987, p.D1]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald
75

The film has an easy target in poking fun at rural folks, but it also has a warm message about individuality. It's also beautifully photographed. [8 May 1987]

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
63

The whole caper loses its rhythm and its direction around the two-thirds mark. By the finish, the punch has left the lines, and the once-purposeful energy goes mindlessly manic - gone are both the point and the parody.

Metacritic review by Rick Groen
Rick Groen
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)