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The man who wasn't there


Joel Coen

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Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, Richard Jenkins, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, James Gandolfini.

Publication Information

Universal City, CA : Univeral, c2002.

Physical Description

1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider.


DVD format ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated R for a scene of violence.

In English with optional French language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.

Special features include: Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton and Joel and Ethan Coen ; making "The man who wasn't there" ; interview with cinematographer Roger Deakins ; deleted material ; behind-the-scenes photo gallery ; filmographies ; theatrical trailer.

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